Morgan Sindall wins £16.9 million highways and waste depot contract
Morgan Sindall has been appointed to construct a £16.9 million highways and waste distribution depot in Houghton Regis, Dunstable.
The project for Central Bedfordshire Council is already underway and includes the construction of a household waste recycling centre and a depot for the highways team of Central Bedfordshire.
The main building on the 14-acre site will include modular offices for 60 staff at Highways England, a maintenance workshop for seven vehicles and a large dry storage area. The building will also house fuel and salt stores and will be used to provide support for works at the Dunstable Northern bypass (A5 M1 link) which is currently under construction.
The household waste distribution centre will include two small office buildings for around 10 members of staff, a retail unit and a 250-vehicle car park.
Morgan Sindall is committed to sustainable best practice and will deliver a range of external landscaping as part of the project. The firm will create a large green lagoon to encourage wildlife to inhabit the area and plant 70 trees so that the depot blends in with the surrounding environment.
Marcel Coiffait, director of community services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “I am delighted that this ambitious project continues to progress so positively, and we look forward to working with Morgan Sindall.
“We went through a highly competitive exercise to appoint them and were impressed with their ambitious vision for the new highways depot and household waste recycling centre.”
Neil Franklin, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re pleased to be working closely with Central Bedfordshire Council to advance the long-term waste management plans for Dunstable.
“The new highways and waste distribution depot will provide a key service for the area, and much-needed office accommodation and vehicle maintenance space for the council. The centre will also provide an essential facility for storing road-salt and house the council’s gritting fleet during the winter months. We look forward to completing the project in summer 2017.”
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