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Morgan Sindall appointed to £28 million Southampton Solent University sports centre

A computer-generated image of the sports centre at Southampton Solent University

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has been appointed to design and build a £28 million sports facility for Southampton Solent University.

The new building will provide a state-of-the-art sport and physical activity space for all students and staff at the university.

The four-storey steel frame building will include; two sports halls, three fitness studios, a health and well-being gym, a strength and conditioning high performance gym and high-quality teaching facilities. The scheme will also include an underground car parking facility.

The Morgan Sindall project team is now on-site and the project will be completed in the Summer of 2019. The building will be located next to the Spark building on the university’s East Park Terrace Campus.

The scheme is Morgan Sindall’s eleventh project win under the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) and is targeting a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) of Excellent.

Southampton Solent University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin, said: “Starting work on the new sports building is great news for our students and staff, as well as our local community and the city.

“It forms the latest phase of our exciting, ongoing estates development and in addition to our sector leading Spark building, it’s a further physical manifestation of our commitment to excellence in learning and teaching.”

Andy Duff, managing director at Morgan Sindall in the South, said: “This ambitious scheme will help the university enhance its sport, health and fitness related degree programmes by providing specialist sport and fitness practical spaces.

“The new sports centre will create a real presence as people enter the East Park Terrace campus and we’re looking forward to delivering a great facility.”

The project team includes ArchitecturePLB, Arup, and planning consultants JLL.

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