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Morgan Sindall lands £19m dual carriageway deal

Morgan Sindall has been awarded a contract to design and build a 1.1 km dual-carriageway link road near Crewe for Cheshire East Council.

The dual carriageway will run between the existing roundabout on the northern spur off the A500 Hough-Shavington bypass up to the A5020 Weston Gate roundabout.

Morgan Sindall has been appointed on an early contractor involvement basis and will complete the work within an allocated £19m contract, with the overall scheme set to cost £27m.

The contract is the latest in a series of regional wins announced by the contractor in August across different sectors.

In the North-east, the firm’s urban regeneration arm Muse Developments was named as developer on South Tyneside Council’s £100m urban regeneration plan.

It also confirmed its £19m deal to build a new Matalan office building in Merseyside, as revealed by Construction News.

Imperial College London also appointed the firm on a £16.5m contract to deliver student accommodation, in joint venture with its fit-out and refurbishment specialist Overbury.

In the South-east, Morgan Sindall was named by the Education Funding Agency as one of three shortlisted bidders for its first batch of privately financed priority schools worth £150m.

The dual carriageway link road is Morgan Sindall’s first with Cheshire East Council.

When complete in November 2015, the project will create an alternative bypass for Crewe.

The highways scheme includes a central reservation and a pedestrian and cycleway running along both sides of the road for the full length of the bypass. The route will also incorporate service ducts which will carry road-related infrastructure and utilities.

In addition, the scheme involves the construction of a new rail underbridge to enable the road to run under the Crewe to Derby railway line.

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