Mr Morrell, who was first appointed Chief Construction Adviser in December 2009, for a two year period will be reappointed for a further year so that he can oversee the reforms set out in the Government Construction (Procurement) Strategy and play a part in the establishment of the Green Construction Board, both of which are now moving into the delivery phase.
Business Minister Mark Prisk said:
“I’m very pleased that Paul has agreed to be re-appointed as the Government’s chief construction adviser. He has made significant progress championing a more coordinated approach to affordable, sustainable construction both within industry and Government.
“Over the next year he will see through the action plans which he has instigated - the Government Construction Strategy and the Green Construction Board. I very much look forward to continuing to work with him over the next year.”
Chief Construction Advisor Paul Morrell said:
“I am really glad to have the opportunity of getting some of the plans that have been formulated over the last two years along the road to implementation. There is a lot to do and the work of efficiency and reform can never be finished, but the industry has been hugely supportive of the moves the Government is making and I think in another year we will have a programme that has momentum of its own.”
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Mr Morrell asked that his appointment run for one year to allow him to play a part in the early delivery of the projects outlined above. The normal period of appointment for the Government’s chief construction advisor is two years.
Paul Morrell** **took up the post of HM Government’s Chief Construction Advisor in November 2009 after retiring from Davis Langdon where he had worked since joining from university in 1971. He became a Partner at the firm in 1976 and Senior Partner in 1999. He is a Fellow of the RICS and of the ICE, an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA, and served as a Commissioner on CABE from 2000 to 2008, finishing as Deputy Chairman. Paul received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Construction Industry at the 2007 Building Awards_ _and was awarded an OBE for services to architecture and the built environment in the 2009 New Year Honours list.
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