Morgan Sindall takes £23m Manchester Arts School job

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Morgan Sindall has just started to mobilise its site team after winning a £23m building for Manchester Metropolitan University.

The contractor won the job after a four-way single-stage design and building tender process involving McAlpine, Galliford Try and Shepherd Construction.

The new space will be used by Manchester School of Art, which provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate art, design, media and architectural courses.

To make way for the new state of the art building, a 1970s structure on the corner of Cavendish Street and Higher Chatham Street was recently demolished.

The adjoining Chatham Tower will be retained and refurbished, and connected to a new adjacent seven-storey gallery.

The old structure will be clad in black horizontal stripes set against a vertical finish, resulting in a striking monochrome building. The work is due to complete in summer 2012.

Jim Morgan, Morgan Sindall area director for Manchester says: “This is a hugely significant project for the university and we’re delighted to be working with the Manchester Metropolitan team again.”

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