St Albans regeneration, Morgan Sindall,

Morgan Sindall Construction has been selected as preferred bidder for a mixed-use development, which will transform St Albans city centre

Under a pre-construction services agreement, the major project for St Albans and District City Council will form part of the Civic Centre Opportunities Site (CCOS) redevelopment.

Morgan Sindall Construction was appointed to the project via the Pagabo National Framework for Major Construction Works.

As part of the St Albans regeneration plans, the five-storey police station, as well as a former NHS clinic, will be demolished to make way for a new residential and commercial development.

Morgan Sindall Construction has been provisionally selected to deliver a mixed-use development across two six storey buildings. The project consists of a new residential scheme which will house circa 100 mixed tenure apartments, alongside commercial and retail facilities which will be located on the ground and first floors. The project also comprises the construction of a new basement car park containing more than 100 car parking spaces and all associated substructure works.

David Rowsell, Morgan Sindall Construction’s area director, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as preferred bidder for this transformational scheme, which will create a distinctive and vibrant new quarter in the heart of the city.

“Morgan Sindall Construction has recently delivered an outstanding residential refurbishment for St Albans City and District Council at the former Museum of St Albans, and we look forward to building on this positive partnership and our knowledge of the community.

“Our team has extensive experience in successfully delivering complex urban regeneration developments and we are pleased and proud to have the opportunity to leverage that deep and varied knowledge to deliver an outstanding development for St Albans.”

Councillor Julian Daly, portfolio holder for Commercial and Development for St Albans City and District Council, commented: “We are looking forward to working with Morgan Sindall Construction to deliver this project and fulfil our vision of transforming a rundown area of the city centre.

“This is one of the most ambitious developments that the council has ever undertaken and it is very exciting that we are now moving on to the construction work.

“Throughout the project we have encouraged community groups and interested individuals to help shape the designs by participating in workshops and other events.

“I am confident that, together with Morgan Sindall Construction, we will now build a thriving new residential and commercial area to the benefit of the whole St Albans District.”

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