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Work starts on ultra sustainable Bournemouth building

Morgan Sindall has been appointed to construct a new £2 million student services facility for the Arts University Bournemouth.

The project, which is already underway, will see the project team demolish existing buildings to make way for a new, purpose-built sustainable facility which will house the university’s Student Services Department and the Student Union.

The new two storey building will include office space and meeting rooms and will be linked to existing buildings by a striking sculptural steel canopy, which, combined with external landscaping, will mark the entrance to the new facilities.

The new brick building will be targeting Passivhaus certification, a leading measure in sustainable construction. This means that the building will be highly insulated and air tight in order to minimise heat loss and the associated carbon emissions and running costs.

Richard Guppy, Head of Estates Development at the Arts University Bournemouth, said: “We pride ourselves in providing the best services for all our students and are really excited to work with Morgan Sindall in using latest construction technology and materials to create a futuristic working environment for our staff.”

Jon Daines, Special Works Director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to construct the new student services building for the Arts University Bournemouth. The building exemplifies innovation in construction and the team is aiming to achieve universally recognised sustainable credentials.

”Morgan Sindall is well versed in delivering projects that are the forefront of sustainability and we look forward to bringing this expertise to bear on this project.”

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