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Morgan Sindall to build Science, Engineering & Environment Building at University of Salford

Infra News - Published on Thu, 09 Jul 2020

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The University of Salford has confirmed the appointment of Morgan Sindall Construction to its new GBP 65 million Science, Engineering and Environmental Building, with work set to start on site in the coming weeks. Morgan Sindall Construction was announced as the preferred contractor for the million Science, Engineering and Environmental Building in 2018, and is working on the scheme alongside project manager Faithful + Gould, architect Sheppard Robson and engineers Arup. The million Science, Engineering and Environmental Building forms part of the Salford Crescent and University District wider masterplan, which stretches over 240 acres and includes the University’s existing campus and areas around Adelphi Street, the Crescent, Peel Park and Frederic Road.

The four-storey, 15,550 square metre million Science, Engineering and Environmental Building will be occupied by the University’s departments of Robotics, Built Environment, Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Networking, Human and Natural Science & The Morson Maker Space

It will serve as an exemplar model of the University’s commitment to its industry collaboration strategy, which is designed to facilitate students, academics and industry partners working together on cutting edge industry facing projects. The environment fostered within the million Science, Engineering and Environmental Building will bring together world-leading research and future facing teaching and learning to offer unique opportunities that better prepare students for life after university.

The building will incorporate high sustainability credentials, a key element of the University’s pledge to reduce the environmental impact of the wider masterplan. It will be fully electric powered, supported by 154 roof mounted photovoltaic panels which will provide renewable energy.

The new building will feature a wind tunnel, previously located at Salford Innovation Research Centre and will also boast high-spec laser laboratories.

The wider masterplan incorporates opportunities to develop one million square feet of educational floor space, six million square feet of commercial space targeted at industrial growth sectors and two million square feet of public realms in addition to green landscaped routes and cycleways and 2,500 new homes and apartments.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 09 Jul 2020
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