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Morgan Sindall lands metro, water deals worth £39m

Morgan Sindall has announced it has won two projects on a Midland metro depot and to improve Scarborough’s bathing water.

The contractor has won a £13 million deal to extend and enhance Centro’s Wednesbury depot in preparation for the arrival of a new fleet of trams under the £128m Midland Metro scheme.

The project will include extending both ends of the existing maintenance building as well as upgrading and refurbishing office and staff welfare facilities.

In addition, a new testing and commissioning building will be constructed as well as various power and signalling upgrade works. The trams’ track layout will also be amended to provide greater flexibility of movement around the depot.

Morgan Sindall managing director of infrastructure Jag Paddam said: “This is our first project for Centro and we look forward to working with them and delivering a project of which they can be proud.

“We offered a range of value engineering approaches which were enthusiastically received by the customer and which will help to ensure that both expectations and budgets are met.”

Councillor Tom Ansell, lead member for rail and Metro for Centro, said: “Morgan Sindall has been appointed to the job after a rigorous tendering procedure, having demonstrated a thorough understanding of their brief and approaching the whole process in a thorough and professional manner.”

Work is due to be completed in June 2013.

Meanwhile a Morgan Sindall Grontmij joint venture will build additional storm water storage facilities at Wheatcroft Sewage Pumping Station as well as a new 25 metre diameter, 35 metre deep storage shaft at Toll House Pumping Station in a £26m deal from Yorkshire Water Services under the AMP5 Yorkshire Water Framework.

It will construct diversion and reconnection tunnels between the existing sewer, Toll House pumping station and a new Combined Sewer Overflow.

In addition, a new CSO will be built at the Corner Café site whilst the existing pumping station at Scalby Mills pre-treatment facility will be extended and major pumps added. These will discharge into a new 800 millimetre diameter rising main which will be laid for two kilometres over farmland up to the existing Scarborough Waste Water Treatment Works where the team will construct three new settlement tanks and an ultra violet treatment facility. The treated discharge will then pass through a further two kilometres of new 900 millimetre diameter pipe to the existing sea outfall.

Work is due to be completed in February 2014. 

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