Morgan Sindall wins three school projects in Devon
Morgan Sindall has been appointed to deliver three expansion projects totalling £3.5 million at schools in Devon.
The first project will see the firm replace temporary classroom blocks with a new school building at Withycombe Raleigh Primary School in Exmouth. The building will include four classrooms and will improve the quality of teaching spaces for pupils.
The Withycombe Raleigh Primary School project, which is being delivered for Devon County Council, is part of a wider strategy to accommodate increasing numbers of primary age pupils in the Exmouth area and will be completed in time for the 2017 academic year.
Morgan Sindall has also been appointed to construct a sports and fitness building at Honiton Community College. The £1.8 million centre will take eight months to complete and replace the schools current 1940s gym with a state-of-the-art facility. The building will include a dance studio, fitness suite, changing and shower facilities and a new gym, as well as three specialist classrooms, office space and an ICT suite. The project is being delivered in partnership with TFQ Architects.
The firm has also been appointed to design and build a new teaching and training space at Combe Pafford School in Torquay. The £642,000 project includes the delivery of a two-storey teaching block which will include three classrooms, a hair dressing salon and an office for staff.
Nigel Whelan, area manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re very pleased to have been appointed to deliver these three projects, which will help alleviate pressure on school places in Devon by creating new, state-of-the-art learning and teaching spaces.
“Morgan Sindall delivers education projects on a regular basis and many of our expansion projects are completed in live school environments so a timely turnaround, with as little disruption to the school as possible, is essential.
“All three schools are integral parts of their communities and we look forward to working closely with students and staff as each project progresses.”
The Morgan Sindall Plymouth office is making good progress with a £2.2 million project at Britannia Lanes Storage and Removals Ltd in Exeter. The project which is due to complete in spring 2017, includes the demolition of two buildings on Hennock Road East to make way for a five-storey storage facility. The warehouse-style building will include over 700 storage containers; ten individual self-storage drive up units and three trade counter units, all with 24/7 number plate recognition access.
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