Morgan Sindall has won two projects on Telford’s town centre regeneration worth a total of £18.5m, including office, restaurant and car parking schemes.
The firm will construct a new £12 million mixed-use building called Southwater One, which includes £5.2 million on the new town library, £2.2 million on the council’s new ‘First Point’ and facilities.
The development also comprises a £1.3 million office construction for the new Contact Centre, £2.3 million on public realm improvements and £900,000 on a café and restaurant facility, which will be let to clients. The building will also accommodate a tourist information centre and several voluntary organisations.
Morgan Sindall is already on site building a £6.5 million multi-storey car park in the town centre, which will provide circa 600 parking spaces to serve the Southwater development.
Southwater One is a central element of the major £250 million Southwater masterplan which is set to transform Telford town centre.
The Southwater One development and car park project are both due to complete in early 2014 and will see companies from across the local area working on site during the construction process.
Leader of Telford & Wrekin council Kuldip Sahota, said: “The next few weeks will be a very exciting time as the Southwater development really steps up another gear. We are about to reach some very significant milestones on our journey to transform Southwater into the living, beating heart that Telford town centre so badly needs.”
Morgan Sindall recently completed Telford’s £4 million ice rink and energy centre and is also on site at the £70 million Longbridge town centre regeneration scheme, which will create a thriving commercial, leisure and retail destination and is expected to generate more than 1,000 new jobs.
The company is also building a £9 million primary school which will form the heart of a new village centre in Chemsley Wood, North Solihull.