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Morgan Sindall completes £16.5 million Buckinghamshire education centre

Morgan Sindall plc has completed work on a £16.5 million education centre, University Campus Aylesbury Vale (UCAV).

The four-storey centre built for Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) merges education space with a new public square. The building will be used by UCAV, a partnership between Aylesbury College and Buckinghamshire New University, from November onwards.

Its initial portfolio of training courses is geared towards the needs of the local business community, offering specialist short courses in information security, organisational resilience, risk management, digital forensics and project management.

The centre will allow UCAV to grow its range of courses as demand increases across the county and the campus becomes a destination of choice for applicants who want to study closer to home.

Councillor Steve Bowles, Deputy Leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council said: “The AVDC and Morgan Sindall teams have worked very well together to develop this exciting new facility which will provide the town with its first university presence. It’s the latest project in the council’s redevelopment programme for the town centre.”

Morgan Sindall is well versed in delivering large scale education projects having completed several throughout Buckinghamshire in the last year.

Neil Franklin, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “It’s been a great privilege to lead the project team on this ambitious and important scheme. Throughout the duration of the project, Morgan Sindall has been dedicated to creating a centre which will broaden the educational offering in the area.

“Morgan Sindall has extensive expertise in delivering education projects and we are delighted to be handing over this remarkable building on time and on budget.”

Ian Harper, General Manager of University Campus Aylesbury Vale, said: “We are very excited to see the building in its final stages of construction. Walking around the new campus, it is a striking addition to the Waterside area and inside, it is an impressive and professional learning environment for the region’s students and businesses to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming people to the campus from November.”