Building Innovation is Crucial to Carbon Neutral Hospital Design

The NHS in England has set up an expert panel to chart a route map to ‘net zero carbon’ as part of its ‘For a Greener NHS’ campaign. read more

Can the UK Make Enough Vaccines?

The UK’s manufacturing capacity for vaccines is likely to come under significant pressure if the global race to find COVID-19 vaccine throws up an early winner. read more

NHS Infrastructure Programme Must Learn from Past Mistakes

As the Government embarks upon its £2.7 billion Health Infrastructure Plan the mistakes made in previous hospital construction musn’t be repeated. read more


We’re absolutely thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for the Best use of MEP and POD Technology category for the 2020 Offsite Construction Awards! read more

Construction of State-of-the-Art Sterilisation Facility Underway

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s centralised sterilisation service department (CSSD) is being built next to its emergency hospital in Cramlington. read more

Should Automated Decontamination be Designed into new Hospitals?

A post COVID 19 drive for innovation in new hospital design could see an increase in the use of Automated Room Disinfection (ARD) systems. read more

Could Whole Life Cost Design Reduce Hospital Infection?

Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) costs the NHS £2.7 billion per year in increased hospital stays and related treatment. Each case adds around £3,200 to the cost of a care episode. That doesn’t include around 80,000 working days lost every year to staff absence as a result of HAI. read more

Offsite Is The Route To Greener Construction

UK construction directly accounts for 10% of the country’s emissions and influences a staggering 45% of all emissions through all of the work in the sector. read more

Offsite Is Key To Flexibility Post COVID 19 Hospital Design

One of the clearest lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is the need for greater flexibility in modern hospitals to accommodate sudden surges in patients. read more

Merit To Build New £6m Decontamination And Sterilization Centre For STERIS

Offsite construction specialist, Merit, has been awarded a £6 million contract by STERIS to design and build a new Decontamination Super Centre in Chessington (South West of London). read more

Offsite Is Crucial To The Success Of NHS Infrastructure Plans

Last year, the Government promised an extra £2.7 billion to rebuild 6 NHS hospitals as the first wave of investment in its Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP), along with £100million seed funding for up to 34 hospitals to be built or refurbished. read more

New Normal Is Possible For Construction Post Coronavirus

The Coronavirus crisis is forcing businesses to quickly find new ways of working to survive in a world that has been turned on its head. Necessity has become the mother of invention as procurement is fast tracked to allow innovation and new approaches that have seen hospitals and other essential infrastructure created in just a few weeks. read more

Merit Defies Construction Downturn with Record Sales and Factory Expansion

Offsite construction specialist, Merit, has increased capacity of its advanced manufacturing facility in Cramlington by 40% to 140,000 sq ft after securing over £18m new orders in a record first quarter. read more

Offsite Magazine Publication

Offsite Magazine recently featured our unique approach to shifting the paradigm in construction and our innovation in delivering zero carbon solutions to the health, bioscience, semiconductor and pharma sectors using Ultra PAM technology! read more

Merit's Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Merit continues to take government advice regarding COVID-19. We are taking all precautionary measures necessary to maintain the safety of our clients, staff, suppliers and subcontractors as well as any one associated with our works. read more

Merit wins contract to deliver Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre expansion

Merit has been chosen to deliver the third phase expansion of the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT Catapult) manufacturing centre in Stevenage, further increasing the capacity of the facility which plays a crucial role in bringing advanced cell and gene therapies to patients. read more

Merit Boosts Senior Team with New Appointments

Merit has made three new senior appointments, strengthening the leadership team as part of the company’s strategic growth plan. read more

Merit Completes construction on £16m Cell...

Merit has completed construction on the £16 million expansion of Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult's (CGT Catapult) manufacturing centre in Stevenage, doubling the capacity of the facility which plays a crucial role in bringing advanced cell and gene therapies to patients. read more

Post Brexit Skills Shortage Shifts Focus to Offsite

One of the consequences of the skills shortage, along with historically poor productivity, is that clients, designers and contractors are now recognising the benefits of offsite construction methods to counter the challenges faced in the sector. read more

Merit Appoints New Director

Merit has made a key senior appointment in a drive to continue momentum after a record year of growth in 2018 read more

Merit Achieves Record Performance Growth

Merit has achieved another record year of growth, increasing turnover and profit by 49% and 163% respectively. read more

Merit Boosts Scotland Team for Growth

Merit has made three key appointments to its Glasgow team as part of a plan to develop the company’s specialist turnkey design and build business in Scotland. read more

Berriman joins Lesotho trek to deliver Life saving motorbikes

Merit Director, Chris Berriman, will join a team of 12 riders to trek across Lesotho and deliver 20 new life saving motorbikes read more

Full week of activities planned at Farnborough International Airshow

With less than two weeks to go until we exhibit at Farnborough International Airshow, here’s a glimpse of the activities that we have planned... read more


Merit recently welcomed four new pipefitter welding apprentices into our 9000m2 fabrication facility in Cramlington, Northumberland. read more

Merit Wins Company of the Year

Merit fought off tough competition to be named North East Company of the Year last night in the North East Business Awards. read more

E.ON Chooses Merit for Energy Centre Project

E.ON has awarded Merit a contract to develop a community energy centre as part of a regeneration project for Blackwall Reach in Tower Hamlets, London. read more

Merit Wins Specialist Contract iin Aero Engine Testing Facility

Merit has been awarded a contract for specialist engineering work on the new National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology (NCCAT) which is currently under construction at Loughborough University. read more

Merit to build specialist laboratories for Antarctic research

Merit has been awarded a highly specialised contract to construct three laboratory units for deployment by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on its newest research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. read more

Merit crowned company of the year award

We are delighted to announce that we have been named Company of the Year for the Northumberland and Tyneside heat of the North East Business Awards. read more

Merit have been shortlisted for an award

Merit is delighted to have been shortlisted in the Company of the Year award category at the Northumberland and Tyneside heat of the North East Business Awards 2018. read more

Merit selected to appear in The Parliamentary Review

Merit has been selected ‘as part of a small number of outstanding organisations’ to appear alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review. read more

Merit Recognised for Performance Beyond Compliance

Merit is delighted to have received recognition from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for our site at Malling Brooks Industrial Estate in Lewes, where we are busy constructing John Gosnell & Co’s new cosmetics facility. read more

There's Merit in Growing

We are pleased to report an increase in turnover and profit for the year to March 2017. read more

Safety in Design

Pupils at Southover Primary School have been busy designing posters for one of Merit’s construction sites in Lewes, East Sussex as part of a community engagement programme. read more

Merit wins specialist construction project with UK’s oldest cosmetics manufacturer

Leading engineering and specialist construction company, Merit, has won a contract to construct a one storey factory unit including the development of a biodiverse “Sedum” grass roof for the UK’s oldest cosmetics manufacturer, John Gosnell & Co. read more

Merit certified to new ISO 9001:2015 standard

Merit gained accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 in June 2016 with the British Assessment Bureau. read more