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08 November 2021

LONDON, UK: Heavy lift craneage specialists, Marr Contracting (‘The Men From Marr’s’), have opened a new regional office in central London.

Although Marr Contracting have been operating internationally for more than a decade, the move to open a London office places Marr’s team closer to key clients in the UK, Europe and Middle East.

“Post-Brexit and within the context of the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), there’s huge opportunity for businesses from the UK and Australia to work together. Furthermore, the UK’s stable, regulated and developed construction culture means it’s a predictable and stable place to do business,” said Managing Director of Marr Contracting, Simon Marr. “We already have solid relationships established with the UK construction industry and believe there is potential to further grow our presence here,” Marr said.

Marr Contracting International – a fully owned subsidiary of the Australian parent company Marr Contracting – will operate from the London Office; and will be headed up by newly appointed Managing Director, Tom Batley.

A British citizen with more than 35 years’ industry experience in engineering construction across the power, large-scale infrastructure, nuclear, marine and off-shore sectors; Batley spent 25 years working as a senior manager and consultant with major contractors and EPC management organisations across the UK, Europe, Asia and North America before joining Marr in 2016.

Recently returned from a two-year stint working with Marr’s Head Office team in Sydney, Batley said, “There’s a strong pipeline of major infrastructure projects in the UK over the next 20 years – including bridge construction, railway stations, heavy infrastructure, marine, nuclear power, green energy and the growing data centre market – which is our ‘bread and butter’. “There’s also increasing demand for Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) construction, which we’ve been successfully supporting clients in Australia and internationally with through our unique fleet of heavy lift tower cranes, so we believe we’ve got a lot to offer the marketplace,” Batley said.

Supported by Marr’s Head Office team in Australia, Marr’s London office will provide a base for Marr’s UK and international business development, project delivery (including engineering and construction) and operations.

“Having offices in London and Sydney is a strategic advantage because we can offer round-the-clock support 24/7 and get technical solutions for our clients overnight,” said Batley.

Marr Contracting will be exhibiting at upcoming industry trade events including DataCentres Ireland 2021 in Dublin on 16-17 November and New Civil Engineer’s Techfest 2021 in London on 2 December.

Images available for download:
Simon Marr, Managing Director, Marr Contracting here
Tom Batley, Managing Director, Marr Contracting International here

For more information contact:
Karim Geadah
TOH Public Relations
e: kgeadah@tohpr.com
UAE: +971 55 630 2043 | CELL: +971 4382 8900
UK: +44 207018 1649

Note to editors: Marr Contracting (‘The Men From Marr’s’) are world leaders in the design and delivery of heavy lift luffing tower cranes and heavy lifting services. With more than 90 years’ experience working on large-scale construction projects in Australia and around the world, their expertise spans the large-scale construction, mining, oil and gas, power, nuclear, major transport infrastructure, technology and marine sectors. Not just a crew and cranes for hire, they’re big thinkers and problem solvers who love a challenge with a string of ‘world firsts’ to their name – including the design of the world’s largest capacity tower crane, the Marr 2480D Heavy Lift Luffing (HLL) crane.

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