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Morgan Sindall plc appointed to refurbish King's Ash House

Morgan Sindall plc has been appointed to a £1 million contract to refurbish King’s Ash House, Paignton.

The project for Torbay Development Agency (TDA) is already underway and will comprise a full internal fit out of the building to create modern, multi-use offices. The project will incorporate a re-design of the building’s internal space, creating 30 state-of-the-art offices. The building will be re-roofed and new windows will be installed to create a bright, well lit environment.

King’s Ash House has been out of use for a number of years and the repurposed building will provide a much-needed resource for local businesses.

Liam Montgomery, TDA Head of Asset Management and Housing, said: “The refurbishment of King’s Ash House will provide quality office accommodation for businesses across the region. The project further supports the TDA’s continued efforts to regenerate Torbay and encourage investment into the area. It will add another vibrant facility to the TDA’s property portfolio.”

Nigel Whelan, special works manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “The new office space at King’s Ash House will provide an important resource for the local community and will give the building renewed purpose.

“The renovation of King’s Ash House is the start of the wider regeneration of the area, and will act as a catalyst to encourage businesses to move to Paignton and call the area home. This will really benefit residents in the area. Morgan Sindall is well versed in delivering regeneration projects and we look forward to bringing this expertise to bear on this project”

Morgan Sindall was appointed to the project as part of its involvement in the Construction Framework South West (CFSW). CFSW is a competitive framework which appoints contactors to public construction projects in the South West region.

The Plymouth office of Morgan Sindall is currently on site at a new Cadet Centre at Marine Academy Plymouth for the Royal Air Force cadets. The £727,000 new centre is being constructed for the Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and will see the project team construct two new buildings which will house the cadets’ new headquarters.