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Morgan Sindall progresses £10 million City University London expansion

A computer-generated image of the entrance to the City University building

The firm is making progress on the development which involves extending the ground floor and level one of the university campus hub building in Northampton Square and remodelling the main entrance of the building.

The new entrance area will include a feature staircase and a pavilion, which will create a real sense of arrival and provide students with a renovated communal space where they can meet and share ideas. The pavilion will also be fitted with a sedum roof to create green space.

The Morgan Sindall project team will create a 240-seat lecture theatre that is directly accessible from the main entrance complex. The new state-of-the-art facility replaces the current Graduate Learning Centre and will provide a spacious and modern learning environment for students at the university.

In order to minimise inconvenience, the works are being undertaken in a live environment around the university’s schedule. The project is due to be completed in time for the new academic school year in 2016.

The Morgan Sindall project team will also deliver external works for the university, creating specially designed York-stone pavements and seating areas surrounding the hub building.

Ed Kevin, Head of Projects at City University London, said: "This is a very important project for the university, one which is a keystone to recent capital development of our Northampton Square site. When complete, it will link together various other large scale improvements we have recently introduced and provide a stunning 'front door' for the university."

Richard Dobson, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re pleased to be making good progress on this flagship scheme that will enhance and expand the learning and communal areas at City University London.

“Universities bring students, ideas and knowledge together and the surrounding physical environment plays a crucial role in facilitating a positive learning environment.

“Morgan Sindall is well versed in delivering innovative education projects and we look forward to completing this expansion and refurbishment in time for the new academic year in 2016.”

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