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Morgan Sindall plc appointed to build first phase of £5.5 million cattle market in Melton Mowbray

Morgan Sindall plc has been appointed by Melton Borough Council to build the first phase of a £5.5 million livestock market in Melton Mowbray.

The existing facilities, especially those for auctioning cattle, are in a poor condition and no longer fit for purpose. Replacement pens are required to ensure that the Melton Livestock Market remains safe, competitive and continues to comply with increasingly stringent DEFRA requirements.

Phase one of the project will involve the replacement and relocation of cow sheds which will safeguard the livestock market on the current site for the next 20 years.

Morgan Sindall’s area director, Richard Fielding, said: “The cattle market in Melton Mowbray will make a significant difference to the local economy and we are pleased to support this project. The market will provide a safer and more welcoming environment for the local farming community with modern livestock facilities.”

Christine Marshall Strategic Director and Cattle market project sponsor said: “We are delighted that central government has approved the funding for Melton Livestock Market and shown its support for the local rural economy. The project is expected to bring additional benefits at the market by providing an enhanced division between livestock and visitors, resulting in better safety and improved flows across and into the site; and enhanced traffic flows in and around the site.”

Morgan Sindall was awarded this project through the East Midlands Property Alliance (EMPA) framework and is due to start work on the livestock market in April 2016.