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31 July, 2021 - 23:18 By Tony Quested

£15.3 million contract haul for Morgan Sindall Construction

A series of new build community facilities are set to be delivered by Morgan Sindall Construction in Suffolk. The trio of projects have a combined value of £15.3 million and comprise a new school in Bury St Edmunds, a major refurbishment of an Ipswich recycling centre and a new police and fire station in Stowmarket.

The projects will be delivered for Suffolk County Council under the Suffolk Construction Framework, which governs the procurement of a full spectrum of construction, refurbishment and demolition schemes in the region.

The four-year, £750 million framework, which is managed by Concertus Design & Property Consultants, is open to public sector bodies across the East of England.

Concertus works to streamline the procurement process so that public sector organisations can easily source vital new build and refurbishment building works.

Cllr Richard Smith for Suffolk County Council said: “I am pleased the building work will soon begin on these projects. It is really exciting. The improved services these buildings will be able to provide will be very much welcomed by Suffolk residents, improving lives for many people. 

“These projects are a real testament to what collaborative working between councils, local stakeholders and communities, and developers can achieve.”

The Bury St Edmunds project is a £6.5m, 80-place all-through school on the Moreton Hall Estate, providing much-needed school places for local children with social, emotional and mental health needs.

The two-storey building will comprise three standard primary classrooms, a main hall, hygiene room and food and design technology rooms on the ground floor, whilst upstairs will house eight general teaching classrooms and library. Outside the school will benefit from sports pitches, hard play areas and a multi-use games area.

The recycling scheme in Ipswich will see a £5.9m remodelling of Foxhall Recycling Centre. The comprehensive programme of works includes ground improvements and the creation of ramps to provide better access to the waste bins. 

Finally, in Stowmarket, the team will be constructing a new £2.9m community fire and police station for the village, off Needham Road. The new building will comprise a single storey police office and facilities, a fire appliance bay with space for one fire engine, as well as a training tower for firefighters.

The schemes have been procured and will be delivered by the team led by Alister Broadberry, who took on the role of area director for Morgan Sindall Construction’s Eastern Counties in June 2020.

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Eastern Counties office has also recently been appointed by James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth as the primary contractor for two major extension and refurbishment schemes totalling £3.8m.

• Image courtesy – Concertus

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