Morgan Sindall wins £2.2 million storage facility contract
Morgan Sindall has been appointed to construct a £2.2 million storage facility in Exeter.
The project for Britannia Lanes Storage and Removals Ltd is already underway and includes the demolition of two buildings on Hennock Road East to make way for a five-storey storage facility.
The warehouse-style building will include over 700 storage containers; ten individual self storage drive up units and three trade counter units, all with 24/7 number plate recognition access.
The self-store facility will provide 30,000 sq. ft. of storage space and be available for both commercial and residential usage. The building will feature an impressive glass frontage and will be completed in time for the start of spring 2017.
Morgan Sindall will also deliver external works as part of the project, including a car parking area and an on-site washing facility for large vehicles.
Rob Lane, director at Britannia Lanes Storage and Removals Ltd, said: “Since Britannia Lanes of Devon commenced operations in 1992, we have enjoyed great success and expanded our existing warehouse as well as renting additional storage space to fit with the growing demand.
“Within the same period we’ve expanded our other branches in Cornwall and Somerset, as well as acquiring a new branch in Bristol. With our continued success, we thought now was the right time to reinvest in our Exeter location.
“We have been looking for a new site for many years in order to create the first purpose-built removal and self-storage facility within the South West and are proud to be months away from realising our objectives with a state of the art modern facility. ”
Nigel Whelan, area manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re very pleased to have been appointed to deliver this important scheme. The new building will provide 30,000 sq. ft. of much needed storage space for businesses and residents in Exeter and makes the best use of the space.
"Morgan Sindall is well versed in delivering projects of this nature and we’re looking forward to completing the scheme in time for the start of spring in 2017.”
Morgan Sindall has recently been appointed to deliver a £800,000 digital humanities laboratory for the University of Exeter. The project is already underway and includes a two-storey extension of the existing Queen’s Building. The project will also include a range of refurbishment works at the Thornlea Building.
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