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Contractor named for sports facility

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Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has been appointed to design and build a £28M steel-framed sports facility for Southampton Solent University.

The new building will provide a state-of-the-art sport and physical activity space for all students and staff at the university.

The four-storey building will include; two sports halls, three fitness studios, a health and well-being gym, a strength and conditioning high performance gym and teaching facilities. The scheme will also include an underground car park.

The Morgan Sindall project team is now on-site and the project will be completed in the Summer of 2019. The building will be located next to the Spark building on the university’s East Park Terrace Campus.

The scheme is Morgan Sindall’s eleventh project win under the Southern Construction Framework (SCF) and is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Southampton Solent University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Graham Baldwin, said: “Starting work on the new sports building is great news for our students and staff, as well as our local community and the city.

“It forms the latest phase of our exciting, ongoing estates development and, in addition to our sector leading Spark building, it’s a further physical manifestation of our commitment to excellence in learning and teaching.”

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