Morgan Sindall to start £65m Salford Uni project
The University of Salford has signed off a £65m contract with Morgan Sindall to deliver its Science, Engineering and Environmental Building.
Work will now start in the coming weeks on the four-storey project at the Peel Park campus that forms part of the Salford Crescent and University District wider £800m masterplan.
Morgan Sindall Construction was announced as the preferred contractor for the SEE Building in 2018, and is working on the scheme alongside project manager Faithful + Gould, architect Sheppard Robson and engineers Arup.
When completed the 15,550 sq m SEE Building will be occupied by the University’s departments of Robotics, Built Environment, Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering.
The SEE Building will be fully electric powered, supported by 154 roof-mounted photovoltaic panels which will provide renewable energy.
It will also feature a wind tunnel, previously located at Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC) and will also boast high-spec laser laboratories.
The wider masterplan incorporates opportunities to develop 1m sq ft of educational floor space, 6m sq ft of commercial space and 2,500 new homes and apartments.
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