Morgan Sindall wins £2.5 million Western Power Distribution depot contract
Morgan Sindall has been appointed to construct a £2.5 million depot for Western Power Distribution in Bude.
The firm is already on-site constructing the new depot, which will be used to accommodate office staff and house equipment at the industrial estate in Stratton Business Park.
The two-storey building will comprise open-plan office space, individual work areas and a spacious workshop. It will also include an induction room, wash-down area and a drying room.
During the six month project, the Morgan Sindall project team will also create a fuel storage facility and a modern canteen within the depot.
The building will be completed in winter 2016 and will be fitted with solar panels to generate sustainable electricity and a water attenuation tank to store water and prevent flooding. The project is targeting a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of excellent.
Richard Hallt, area manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re so pleased to be creating a sustainable and modern working environment for staff at Western Power Distribution in Bude. The depot will provide office staff with a Grade A workspace as well as secure areas to store equipment.
“As a company, Morgan Sindall is committed to delivering projects with sustainable best practice at their core and we look forward to handing over the new depot to Western Power Distribution in due course.”
Morgan Sindall is also currently working for Western Power Distribution as part of a framework agreement to deliver excavation, cable laying and reinstatement works to maintain and enhance the electricity network within the West Midlands region. The work commenced on-site in November 2014 and has an estimated annual value of £30 million.
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