Morgan Sindall has been chosen for an £8.1 million contract to deliver a high-quality academic building for Teesside University.
The project will see the Durham-based firm construct a five-storey undergraduate and postgraduate teaching facility at the university’s Darlington campus.
The new building, which has a total floor area of 4,000 sq metres, will provide a base for businesses within the Tees Valley looking to develop the skills of their workforce at a higher level.
A major feature of the scheme will be the creation of a ship’s fin, made out of a sub-structure of metal and a finished elevation treatment of glazing and brickwork. The project is due to be completed in September 2011.
This is the second scheme that Morgan Sindall has undertaken for Teesside University. The company recently completed an £11 million project to create a graduate teaching facility for trainee dental technicians and hygienists, called the Centuria South Building, at the University’s Middlesbrough campus. The new building was handed over to the University in May.
“We are excited to be working with the university on a second project, which we hope will attract even more people to embark on their studies at Teesside University within the Tees Valley,” says David Smailes, area director for Durham.