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Morgan Sindall completes final phase of £20 million Harrop Fold Specialist Arts College

Morgan Sindall has handed over the keys to the new Transforming Education Needs (TEN) Centre at Harrop Fold Specialist Arts College in Hilton Lane, Worsley, Manchester.

The completion marks the end of a three-and-a-half-year partnership between Morgan Sindall, Salford City Council and the College, in a public-private partnership contract commissioned by Hochtief PPP Solutions (UK).

Hundreds of talented pupils are already benefitting from the new art, music and drama facilities at the £20 million Harrop Fold Specialist Arts College, after the Manchester-based firm handed over the 10,000m² building in September 2008. It comprises of a new sports hall, an assembly hall, drama studios and science laboratories.

More recently Morgan Sindall installed carpet and vinyl flooring and carried out additional mechanical and electrical works at the £1 million TEN Centre at Harrop Fold. The centre will be used by local authority staff to learn about new IT hardware and software.

“We are delighted to be handing-over the final phase of this scheme.” says Danny Murray, Morgan Sindall managing director of Construction North. “We had an excellent relationship with the staff and students at Harrop Fold and we have enjoyed working with them. We are confident the students will continue to excel at this superb new learning facility.”

Morgan Sindall scored top marks from the Considerate Constructors Scheme for its work at the college in 2008. The scheme is a national initiative set up by the construction industry to promote safe and responsible working, especially in relation to the environment, the site workforce and the general public. In addition, the project’s senior contracts manager Paul Heald received a silver award at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards 2009 for his hard work in delivering the facility.