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Morgan Sindall Secures £39.5m University Project

Morgan Sindall has secured the contract for the construction of a £39.5 million project at Bournemouth University.

The construction company will design and build the university’s new flagship building which will be used to train the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Subject to planning permission, the landmark construction will be home to the University’s Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, with Morgan Sindall currently in advanced talks with the university on the development’s final plans.

The facility will also be used to train paramedics, midwives and nurses, along with other health professionals and researchers.

Situated at Lansdowne, the development site will provide more than 100,000 sq ft of new academic space which can be accessed by the local community and all students of Bournemouth University.

Morgan Sindall’s area director, Jon Daines, commented that the firm is delighted to have reached the next stage of discussion with the university on the construction of the landmark project.

He added that this latest investment marks the university’s ongoing commitment to investing in its campus and will give students a positive environment that will make sure the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences benefits from a modern, purpose built facility that will provide the top training standards for its students.

The construction firm has also made a commitment to involve a number of training schemes and apprenticeships to create jobs for young people who are considering starting a career in the construction sector.

The Southern Construction Framework appointed Morgan Sindall to run the project, which is available to all South of England public bodies to procure major building works.

Morgan Sindall has also recently constructed a £1.1 million regeneration project of a science lab at the University of Exeter.

The project was built in four phases and saw the firm modernise and refurbish areas of the Hatherly Laboratory Building.

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