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Contract Award - Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre for Sheffield University. 26th February 2018


26th February 2018                                                               

Morrison Utility Connections selected for University of Sheffield power uprade project

 Morrison Utility Connections, a major projects Independent Connection Provider (ICP) and part of Morrison Utility Services, has been awarded a £2m power upgrade project by the University of Sheffield to install electrical infrastructure into its Advanced Manufacturing Campus.

 Beginning in January 2018, the 30-week project will provide 11kV supplies to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Campus at Sheffield Business Park.  These supplies will be installed by Morrison Utility Connections acting as an Independent Connections Provider (ICP) and will be adopted by Northern Powergrid on completion.

 The scope of works will include the design and installation of new 11kV substations including all electrical and civil works.  Excavation of cable trenches and installation of 11kV cable will take place in both the public highway and private land to connect the substations and to provide future capacity for further substations to be connected in the future.

 Keith Lilley, Director of Estates and Facilities Management and IT at the University of Sheffield said: “This is a critical infrastructure project for the University of Sheffield’s rapidly growing Advanced Manufacturing Campus and we are pleased to have appointed Morrison Utility Connections to deliver the contract for us. Ensuring that we have an efficient and reliable energy supply will be vital in supporting the development of this initiative, which is already delivering a significant economic impact for the region. We look forward to the delivery of this next stage.”

 Executive Director Mike Harrison commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded this important electrical infrastructure project from Sheffield University. As one of the largest ICP operators in the UK, we were able to demonstrate a successful track record in major projects of this nature, as well as an experienced in-house team with the credentials and breadth of design and delivery expertise that are essential for a power upgrade development such as this.”

  ENDS –

  Press contact:

Paul Gilbert, Morrison Utility Services

Tel: 01438 847275 / 07595 014 687


 About Morrison Utility Connections

Morrison Utility Connections, part of Morrison Utility Services, undertakes major utility projects and is an Independent Connection Provider (ICP) working throughout the UK. It designs and delivers large scale, contestable connections to adoptable Distribution Network Operator (DNO) standards, including high voltage electrical connection works, private wire and utility networks, energy storage and district heating. For more information, please visit:

 About Morrison Utility Services

Morrison Utility Services is the UK’s largest, dedicated, independent utility service provider, working in long-term frameworks on behalf of regulated asset owners across the electricity, gas, telecommunications and water sectors. Morrison Utility Services is a part of M Group Services.

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