Morgan Sindall Group wins education contracts worth £50 million

Morgan Sindall, the construction, infrastructure and design business of the Morgan Sindall Group, has secured two education sector contracts worth a combined £50 million.

The first, a £28 million contract with the University of Reading, will see Morgan Sindall carry out the second phase of redevelopment of the University’s halls of residence. The work will involve constructing two new halls of residence, creating nearly 900 study bedrooms. Work will start in March this year and is expected to complete by July 2012. Morgan Sindall has been awarded the contract as one of the University’s construction partners in a four-year redevelopment framework worth around £200 million.

The second contract, a £22 million award from North Lanarkshire Council under its £250 million Schools and Centres 21 programme, involves building the Chryston High School and Cultural Centre in Chryston, near Glasgow. The new school facilities will include 50 classrooms and practical rooms, a games hall, a fitness studio and an all-weather sports pitch, while the Cultural Centre will replace a local library and community hall. Work is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2012 autumn term.

“We are delighted to enhance our working relationships with both these clients, which further cements our position as one of the leading education contractors in the UK,” says Paul Smith, chief executive of Morgan Sindall Group plc.

Image: An artist’s impression of the new halls of residence Morgan Sindall is set to build for the University of Reading.