April 13, 2024

Leading contractor Morgan Sindall Construction has continued its expansion across the North East with the unveiling of the location of its new office in the region and the announcement of its new local leadership team.  

The company has taken residence at Rotterdam House, a Grade A city centre office development occupying a prominent waterfront position on Newcastle’s Quayside.  

The new base will enhance Morgan Sindall’s operations and ensure optimum delivery for projects throughout the North East and Cumbria. 

The move will create over 25 jobs – both office and site based – to support the North East’s team growing pipeline of projects, with several to be announced in the coming months. 

The new office will be headed up by Alex Isted, who was announced last year as the new regional director for the North East.  

As part of its expansion in the North East, Morgan Sindall has appointed Darren Wellington as senior pre-construction manager for the region. Darren brings over thirty years of his experience to his role, having previously worked at Laing O’Rourke and VINCI.  


Darren commented: “I’m delighted to join Morgan Sindall and look forward to working as part of the leadership team as we grow our presence across the North East and Cumbria.” 


James Garnett, who has delivered a variety of exciting schemes for Morgan Sindall, has also been appointed as operations director, responsible for delivery excellence across all live projects. 

The Rotterdam House site will operate according to Morgan Sindall’s Intelligent Solutions principles, which bring together digital and platform design capabilities with modern construction methods and innovative carbon reduction tools to create unique, sustainable, and inspiring places for its customers. 


Alex commented: “Since my appointment there’s been a real sense of anticipation about opening our new Newcastle office. I’m thrilled that we’ve now opened the doors and also welcomed Darren to the team. Our leadership team will be completed upon arrival of an area commercial manager in March. 

“Rotterdam House is a fantastic location from which we will look forward to continue collaborating with local authorities, framework partners, developers and other stakeholders to deliver greener, more intelligent developments that enhance the wellbeing of communities across the North East and Cumbria.” 


About Morgan Sindall Construction 

Morgan Sindall Construction is a UK business with a network of local offices. Project capabilities cover the entire range of construction activities, from special works and repair and maintenance to major landmark schemes delivered as standalone projects or as part of larger multiple project frameworks. The company operates across the public and private sectors to deliver the social infrastructure around us – from schools, universities and hospitals to retail, office and leisure environments. Morgan Sindall Construction is part of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group with revenue of c£3.2 billion and which operates through six divisions of Construction & Infrastructure, Fit Out, Property Services, Partnership Housing, Urban Regeneration and Investments. 

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