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Morgan Sindall completes £17.8 million University of Sussex development

Morgan Sindall has completed work on a £17.8 million development for the University of Sussex.

The development, which replaces the Russell Building and Arts D and E blocks, includes a 500-seat lecture theatre, both general and specialist teaching rooms, academic and support space, and social and café facilities. It will be the new location for the university’s School of Business, Management & Economics.

The 8,000m2 development is the ninth project the company has completed for the university’s Falmer campus, and includes a number of sustainable features, such as a sedum roof and rainwater harvesting systems.

Morgan Sindall employed around 50 local contractors during the development, with up to 200 construction workers working on site at the project’s peak.

David Sershall, area director for Morgan Sindall, says: “We are delighted to have completed our ninth project for the University of Sussex. This new development will provide students at the university with a stimulating, spacious learning environment.

“We’ve enjoyed a positive, collaborative relationship with the University of Sussex team throughout the construction process and have closely engaged with as many local subcontractors as possible to ensure the benefits of the project are felt locally.”

Morgan Sindall previously constructed the Fulton Building, a three-storey teaching block, including lecture theatres and seminar rooms, at the university.


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