Fit-out firm Morris & Spottiswood has secured a £3m contract to transform student accommodation at the University of Edinburgh.

Work has now started at the Kincaid Court campus which is the university’s largest self-catered residence containing more than 250 bedrooms. Morris & Spottiswood operations manager Ronnie Forrest said the contract will be carried out between June and December 2017 and includes major renovation work to bedrooms, kitchens and showers.

He said: “The Kincaid Court site is a large development consisting of three blocks to the east, west and south of a central courtyard.

“The project will involve an upgrade to roof insulation, replacement of internal and external doors and skim coat spray plastering throughout. New kitchens and shower room pods are also being installed along with upgrades to toilet areas.

“Further work includes new floor coverings and a new boiler room and gas heating plant. A fundamental part of the work will involve widescale mechanical and electrical engineering.

Morris & Spottiswood operates nationwide employing a total of 390 people, following an 8pc rise in staff numbers in 2016. It has four separate service divisions – fit-out, housing, M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) and maintenance.