Morgan Sindall appointed to £60 million Leeds Skelton Lake services
Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has been appointed by Extra MSA Group to deliver the main buildings at a ‘new concept’ £60 million Motorway Service Area (MSA) at Junction 45 of the M1.
The company will create a food court building and a 100-bedroom hotel, together with parking areas and onsite roadways.
The innovative central building design will feature exposed long span glulam timber beams with a ‘living green roof’ to blend with the natural landscape.
The interior will feature a wide range of popular high-quality food and beverage ‘brands’, together with ancillary retail outlets, a wildlife visitor centre, business centre and dedicated space for community activities. There will also be an upper-floor viewing deck overlooking Skelton Lake and the surrounding landscape.
Work during the construction phase will support around 400 jobs, with approximately 300 new full-time jobs when the services is operational.
Morgan Sindall’s managing director for the North, Barry Roberts, said: “We are really excited about working with Extra to deliver this phase of the project, realising the vision that has been set out by our customer.
“This is a major investment for the region and we will do everything we can to support and work closely with Extra to create jobs and offer opportunities to local people and companies during the construction works.”
Morgan Sindall is expected to start onsite in Autumn 2018.
The project is due to be completed in time for a Summer 2019 opening and will significantly improve road safety for this section of the Motorway Network, by completing the network of MSAs to serve this section of the National Motorway Network.
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