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Morgan Sindall to recruit 50 subcontractors

Morgan Sindall hopes to recruit 50 subcontractors to its latest Hull Building Schools for ther Future scheme, worth £19.2 million.

The contractor will start work on its sixth Building Schools for the Future scheme in Hull after its Hull Esteem Consortium, which also includes Hull-based Sewell Group and Roberston Capital Projects, won a £19.2 million project.

The new build and refurbishment scheme at St Mary’s College is the latest win for the consortium under the £400m Hull BSF programme.

It completed the £33 million Archbishop Sentamu Academy and the £38 million Winifred Holtby and Tweendykes School, the first to be awarded under BSF and is also currently working on three further school construction contracts, worth a total of £64.5 million: Kingswood College of Arts, Oakfield Special School and Andrew Marvell College.

Work will include construction of a highly-specialised new 6,500 sq m teaching block, designed by Capita Symonds. It will comprise 12 humanities classrooms, six sixth-form classrooms, 14 science laboratories, 7,500 sq ft art and design space, a food technology classroom, two ICT suites and a learning resource centre.

St Mary’s is a specialist sports college and will receive a new 1,100 sq m, three-court sports block with three sports science classrooms, an all-weather pitch and multi-use games area.

Morgan Sindall has secured education construction contracts worth a combined total of £10.5 million since being appointed to the £500 million Smarte East Framework

The company has since been selected by Hertfordshire County Council to construct four primary schools in Hertfordshire through the framework.

The new campus building will also include a new professional-standard 300-seat theatre with a fly tower, allowing stage scenery to be raised and lowered during performances. This is one of the first to be installed in an education environment in the UK.

Morgan Sindall North-east construction managing director Gordon Ray said: “A programme of works of this size and calibre has a huge impact on the economy of the city and we always look to support the communities in which we work. We will be aiming to work with approximately 50 subcontractors and recruit up to 15 apprentices throughout the lifetime of the project.”