Welcome to Morro. A home that works for you.
Who we are
We're Morro. We're redefining renting.
We create spaces that prioritise both elevated moments and effortlessness. Spaces that encourage community, yet respect privacy. Every square inch of your home and beyond has been considered and perfected to make your life that bit easier.
At home in remarkable neighbourhoods.
Having already opened The Guild in Guildford and The Bon in Boston, we're looking ahead to make ourselves at home in even more vibrant neighbourhoods around the world. Tomorrow's Morros are coming to San Jose in California, Fenway in Boston and Hackney, Surrey Quays, Walthamstow and Haggerston in London.
life without bills.
We do things differently.
THE TEAM BEHIND MORRO
Morro is founded by an experienced global team who passionately embrace their design, develop, finance & operate model . We aren’t like other developers. From the earliest sketches to the day-to-day operation of our buildings we execute everything in-house. Always striving for the best possible experience for our residents and stakeholders.
“Having disrupted the traditional student accommodation market with the launch of Scape over a decade ago we’re now doing the same in the urban rental market with Morro”
Nigel Taee, Chairman & Founder
Making a difference locally and globally.
We’re continuously looking ahead, identifying new ways to design our spaces and enhance the communities that call our buildings home. We might have already achieved some of our ESG goals but we’ve set ourselves some even greater ones for the future.
We take climate change seriously. We’re committed to becoming net zero by 2045 for the emissions we can control. It’s a big but important task so we’ve published a Net Zero Carbon Roadmap detailing our process.
Our net zero carbon target is underpinned by the SBTi and CRREM II pathway, meaning it’s fully aligned to the Paris Agreement.
To fully understand where we can improve, we’ve conducted Net Zero Carbon energy audits across our portfolio. We’ll be decarbonising our plant & equipment, for example removing gas boilers and replacing them with air source heat pumps.
We use LED lighting throughout our locations, and our movement and daylight sensors means lighting is only on when necessary.
Many of our sites have integrated renewable technologies as standard, such as solar PV, complementing our 100% renewably sourced electrical supply.
We’re addressing our Scope 3 emissions with on-site cycle storage facilities and locations which are near public transport services.
As part of our commitment to sustainable building design, we run climate risk assessments on all new and existing buildings to alleviate physical, transitional, and social risks. We integrate these factors into all new development projects, from acquisition through to completion. This helps us future-proof our assets, becoming more resilient to climate change.
Our sites are also in the process of being BREEAM In-Use certified, making sure carbon creep doesn’t happen once a site is up and running.
All of our buildings have water efficient showers, taps and toilets and we regularly encourage residents to be water conscious. Our in-house teams regularly maintain all equipment, including the replacement of flush and shower seals to minimise water loss from leaks..
We’re improving waste management, generating micro circular economies by encouraging the reuse, repurpose, reduction and recycling of products. All general waste avoids landfill by going to a Waste to Energy facility.
Some of our locations have green roofs to support local ecosystems, particularly in urban areas.
For our new developments, we’re sourcing alternative materials and introducing new building methods from the outset to remove and reduce embodied carbon.
Social initiatives are core to our business. We’re proud to promote, organise and run a range of activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of our residents, including exercise classes, social meet ups for residents and their friends, local goods and services, and national/international events.
Our on-site teams are mental health and first aid trained to provide direct, human support for most situations around-the-clock, as our sites always have someone at hand.
We make positive contributions to the communities we call home. Cultivating successful partnerships with universities, hospitals, charities, authorities and local businesses is a crucial part of our approach.
We also support local employment. Working with local job centres and offering apprenticeship schemes means our employees are from the surrounding area where possible.
We’re proud to invest in our employees with many being with us for several years. This stability and empowerment gives our employees opportunities to develop, grow and shine, making us a better business.
We invest in the long term through a comprehensive reward and recognition scheme, making sure employees can fulfil their potential and balance the demands of their work and personal lives.
We’ve also invested in an award-winning HQ, with a centralised location to our sites and design features that will enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of many of our employees.
Our residences have gym facilities, quiet and multi-faith rooms, making sure we’re fully inclusive to the needs of those who stay with us.
We’re proud to have diversity, equality and inclusion at the heart of what we do and this is enshrined in our workplace policy.
We follow a supply code of conduct and a procurement policy, enabling an integrated responsible value chain that spans from site development, into construction through to the final operation of our sites.
From the 23/24 financial year we’ll be reporting voluntarily on our climate-related risks, in line with the recommendations of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Our stakeholders have high expectations, and rightly so. To hold ourselves accountable, we’re active participants of the voluntary, internationally recognised, Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and are committed to achieving 4/5 stars from 2023.
Our approach to ESG is underpinned by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Our drive to be a more sustainable and transparent business is a pledge shared by everyone who works for and behalf of Morro.
Welcome Home. Welcome to Morro.
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