Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed to deliver two schemes for Hackney Council worth a combined total of £97.5m, as part of the Hackney regeneration scheme
The company will deliver the new state-of-the-art Britannia Leisure Centre and public realm improvements under a £53.8m contract and a new secondary school and sixth form, the City of London Academy Shoreditch Park, under a £43.7m contract as part of the Hackney regeneration scheme.
Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has been selected on the project via the Southern Construction Framework, which is available as a vehicle for public bodies in the South of England to procure major building works.
The projects form the first phase of the Hackney regeneration scheme to replace an outdated leisure centre with the facilities and hundreds of new homes – including those for genuinely affordable social rent and shared ownership.
The new leisure centre’s modern facilities will better meet the expectations and ambitions of existing residents, and respond to new demand from the growing population in the borough. The centre will also improve access for people with disabilities and comply with design guidance from Sport England and other governing bodies where relevant.
The centre is due to complete in spring 2021 and will be delivered by a project team including FaulknerBrown Architects and BuroHappold engineers. Project management for Hackney Council will be delivered by Hadron Consulting.
The new City of London Academy Shoreditch Park will provide a much-needed secondary school and sixth form with 1,140 new school places to help to meet demand in Hackney.
The project team delivering the school includes Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios architects, Buro Happold engineers, with external project management for Hackney Council being delivered by PCSG. Works on the school are due to complete in early summer 2021.
Richard Dobson, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to these important projects which will revitalise and regenerate this key area of Hackney and provide the community with outstanding facilities to train and enjoy their leisure time, while bolstering education provision in the borough.
“Morgan Sindall Construction has an excellent track record of working collaboratively with leading local authorities and our project partners to deliver outstanding leisure and education facilities for communities across central London and the UK. We are looking forward to bringing this long-standing experience and expertise to bear on this major development for Hackney.
“Both developments will have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of Hackney’s community and most importantly, its youngest residents, and we’re proud to be playing a role in improving education and leisure provision for Hackney’s current community and its future citizens.”
As part of the Hackney regeneration scheme, the area will also get a bio-diversity boost; more trees will be planted, bird boxes will be introduced, and wildlife-friendly planting will provide a greater variety of habitats and food sources for bees and other insects.