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Morgan Sindall's £1.1 million pool upgrade to drive energy efficiency

Morgan Sindall has been appointed by Moray Council to deliver a £1.1 million refurbishment of the Forres Academy Swimming Pool in the town of Forres, north east Scotland.

The contract will see the community pool facility upgraded to make it more energy efficient, dramatically reducing the operating costs for the local authority.

The key elements of work to the building include fitting external insulated cladding and stripping back the building’s roof before installing a new modern, insulated one. In conjunction, the entire mechanical and electrical (M&E) operating system is being upgraded to be safer and more energy efficient.

At the heart of the new M&E system sits an air handling unit to efficiently control the building’s internal temperature. It will be housed within a small extension, which is also being delivered under the contract.

Contracts manager at Morgan Sindall, Ian Macdonald, said: “Like all buildings, the Forres Academy Pool is a product of its age. Unfortunately, in the 1970s, there was little regard paid to energy efficiency.

“Times have certainly changed and the upgrade to the pool will give the building a new, greener and more cost-effective lease of life.”

Morgan Sindall’s contract runs for 20 weeks and is expected to be complete in the early autumn of 2016. The contact also includes some remedial works and a 12 month maintenance period for the works delivered.