Morgan Sindall completes £6.5 million contract to extend Harrow College in Middlesex
Morgan Sindall plc has completed work on a £6.5 million project to expand Harrow College in Middlesex.
The project saw Morgan Sindall construct a four-storey business enterprise unit which now accommodates a total of 580 students and 140 staff.
The new facility radically improves the teaching space at Harrow College with state-of-the-art classrooms and open-plan areas for learning, and will help meet the growing demand for college places in the area.
The building was developed with innovation and sustainability at the project’s core and has achieved a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of Excellent.
It comprises full automatic air conditioning, with heat recovery ventilation, solar control glazing, low energy LED internal and external lighting. It also includes photovoltaic panels which generate electricity by converting solar energy.
Morgan Sindall’s project team also delivered external landscaping which was designed and implemented with the aid of a specialist in animal habitats, to provide shelter for local bat, bird and insect species.
Judith Abbott, Director of Finance and Resources at Harrow College said: “We are delighted with the new Enterprise Centre which has been designed and built to a high standard. The building has a real ‘wow factor’ and the BREEAM rating reflects the College’s strategic objective to be a leading sustainable college. Our students now have a first class learning environment, and the facility will also benefit the wider Harrow community serving as a business and innovation hub. It has been a pleasure working with Morgan Sindall’s highly professional staff to bring our vision of an outstanding flagship building to life.”
Neil Franklin, area director of Morgan Sindall, said: “We are incredibly proud to have delivered this truly innovative and sustainable building for Harrow College.
“Throughout the duration of the project, Morgan Sindall has been dedicated to creating a centre of excellence which will broaden the educational offering in the area and lead the way for other sustainable construction projects.
“Our team has a great depth of experience in delivering high-quality education schemes across the country and we are pleased to add this ambitious and forward-thinking project to that roster of projects.
Morgan Sindall’s Northern Home Counties team, which is based in Welwyn Garden City, has also recently completed a £16.5 million project to construct University Campus Aylesbury Vale in Buckinghamshire. The Campus will be used by Aylesbury College and Buckinghamshire New University to provide training courses geared towards the needs of the local business community.
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