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Morgan Ashurst JV awarded £134m East Dunbartonshire schools project

National construction company Morgan Ashurst, part of construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall, is set to start work on a £134 million, public private partnership (PPP) scheme to design and build six new secondary schools in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Morgan Ashurst will be working with joint-venture partner AMEC Building and Facilities Services. The contract award – worth £100 million to Morgan Ashurst – follows financial close of a 30-year PPP led by consortium InspirED for East Dunbartonshire Council.

As the consortium’s construction partner, Morgan Ashurst will design and build six state-of-the-art secondary schools in Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch and Milngavie. Morgan Sindall’s new urban regeneration business, Muse Developments, will develop the schools’ surplus sites for mixed-use commercial and residential accommodation.

The East Dunbartonshire schools PPP scheme is the fourth major education project Morgan Ashurst has secured this year. Work on all six sites begins this month (August 2007) and is due for completion in 2009.