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Morgan Sindall Construction delivers two major refurbishment projects at University of Exeter

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A £3.5 million refurbishment programme to improve teaching and study provisions at two of the University of Exeter’s campuses has completed.

Morgan Sindall Construction has delivered two major refurbishment projects at the university’s St Luke’s and Streatham campuses. We recently delivered a £1.8 million transformation of Cross Keys, part of the North Cloisters building on the St Luke’s campus. The upgrade created additional open plan space and seating, increasing its capacity from 150 to 250 people.

Refurbishment work across the ground and first floor level areas, created flexible study and social spaces for campus users and a newly developed catering outlet. The facility has been designed as a place to meet, study and eat, and will host out of term events, conferences, student society events and open days.

Elsewhere on the university’s Streatham campus, Morgan Sindall Construction has completed a £1.7 million refurbishment of the Physics Tower.

The transformation of the tower block involved significant upgrades to the exterior of the building, including the installation of new windows throughout. An improved ventilation and thermal performance system was also installed to support the block’s energy efficiency, including additional insulation to the roof and new roof covering to help reduce carbon emissions and energy costs.

Nigel Whelan, area director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “We’re pleased to have successfully delivered these two major refurbishment projects for the University of Exeter. Both the Physics Tower and Cross Keys are central to campus life for students and staff and it’s been a pleasure to work with the university to improve these iconic sites.

“We hope these upgrades will help to breathe fresh life into the university’s existing teaching and social facilities and ensure that both spaces are future-fit and ready to serve students for many more years to come.”
Hugh McCann, Director of Estates at the University of Exeter, said: “We’re delighted with the improvements that have taken place in our Physics Building, and at our Cross Keys site. The refurbishments support the delivery of a great student and staff experience at the University, and I’m pleased that students and colleagues have responded very positively to both new spaces. This investment demonstrates our continuing commitment to provide excellent facilities for all users of our campuses into the future.”

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