"Adopting a system with the dependability and accuracy of MSite allows us to focus more on the building work itself, with the software able to create site reports and the biometric turnstile unfailingly controlling access to the site."

Alasdair Blackwood - Senior Site Manager, Morgan Sindall


Transforming the city centre of Aberdeen with work starting from Spring 2015, Marischal Square is a £107 million development for Muse Developments being built by construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall. Consisting of offices, restaurants, cafes and a 126 bedroom hotel, the project is a significant development for the city and a high profile job for Morgan Sindall in Scotland.

The challenge

Controlling site access to ensure members of the public can’t accidently enter is a top priority, especially as the project is based in a city centre. Keeping the workers safe and organised is also a key consideration, as up to 300 people are on the live site when the project is at its peak.

A reliable workforce and site management system is required to secure the perimeter and report on the number of workers and site functions. As Morgan Sindall are also required to monitor carbon emissions and commit to the development of local labour, accessible and accurate reports on these areas are essential to the project.

The Solution

Morgan Sindall have chosen MSite – the original and still the industry leading access control and workforce management system – to serve Marischal Square. With just one MSite pod housing a biometric turnstile, Morgan Sindall can now be assured all workers are documented when they enter the site, and any worker with lapsed accreditations cannot enter.

The MSite software can also meet the demands of the site by saving time in creating highly accurate reports on numerous aspects of the overall job performance.

The Result

The team at Marischal Square regularly attach PDF versions of the MSite reports to their site diary, including ‘First In, Last Out’ report to show the earliest start and latest finish times of their workers. The environmental and local labour reports have also proved to be invaluable to share with the local authorities and head office.

In terms of increasing site security, the automatic restrictions have already stopped people with expired cards entering the site. Marischal Square has also taken advantage of MSite’s ability to record accreditations against an individual (like PASMA), and to audit when they are due to expire. The manual restriction function of MSite also allows the site to control on a case by case basis which individuals can be blocked from entry.

On such a prestigious project for Morgan Sindall in Scotland, MSite has already greatly impacted the site’s safety, security and efficacy in a highly positive way for all involved.

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