Turf Cutting Ceremony marks the start of a construction project at Tigh-Na-Muirn Care Home

Turf Cutting Ceremony marks the start of a construction project at Tigh-Na-Muirn Care Home

McGill held a turf cutting ceremony today to mark the beginning of a construction project at Tigh-Na-Muirn Care Home in Monifieth.

The original house was built in 1893 and was refurbished and opened as a care home by proprietors, Peter and Carol Philip in 1991. The Home currently has 51 bedrooms and 53 residents.

The building works to be completed, the first of this type for McGill, will see the addition of a four bedroom extension with en-suite bathrooms to the existing garden wing of the residential home and the formation of a new laundry room to the rear of the property to be completed by late summer.

Local Councillor for Monifieth and Sidlaw ward, Rob Murray was on hand to start the proceedings in the beautiful gardens of the property followed by tea and cakes in the lounge.

Completing this work in such a delicate surrounding will challenge the McGill team on hand, but they have settled well on site.

Nigel Coxon, Operations Director (Residential) at McGill said:

We are delighted to be undertaking this project at Tigh-Na-Muirn on behalf of Peter and Carol Philip. This is our first foray into the construction market but is a continuation of our involvement in the development of these first class facilities having completed smaller works here previously.

Construction is a new and exciting venture for us and is in line with our strategic growth plan to expand our operations and diversify into new sectors within the industry. There are very few local building contractors left and we believe this is a gap we can fill.”

Having started as an electrical contractor in 1981 and since diversifying into plumbing & heating, mechanical, fire & security, kitchens and bathrooms, renewables, energy efficiency and full property refurbishments, a move into Construction is a natural progression for McGill who employ over 320 people in the Dundee & Angus areas.

Peter Philip, Proprietor of Tigh-Na-Muirn said:

We are delighted with how the works are going so far and are excited to see the finished extension which will bring with it, an additional eight new full time staff members bringing our total staff numbers from 95 to 103.


Photo shows the cutting of the turf by Councillor Murray surrounded by the Tigh- Na- Muirn team and the McGill team – from L to R – Stan McGill, Grant McConnachie, Councillor Murray, Gordon Pelling, Pam Winter, Andrew Kaila (KDM Architects), Peter Philip, Margaret Moir, Nigel Coxon and Chris Ferriday.


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