Morgan Sindall to build Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth, UK

WCN Editorial Team 1 Dec 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

The Great Yarmouth Borough Council in the UK has appointed Morgan Sindall Construction as the main contractor for the construction of new Marina Centre.

Construction of Marina Centre will soon get underway on Golden Mile.

The Great Yarmouth Borough Council will invest £26m in the project.

This investment will serve as a major boost to the economy and act as a medium for potential further investment and seafront regeneration.

The site set-up and ground works will start in the upcoming weeks. This will be followed by piling of the foundations this winter. The steel structure will be erected in spring next year. Cladding will be carried out during summer next year, followed by internal works and fit-out.

The project is scheduled to be open in summer 2022.

About 75% of the project's supply chain is being drawn from SME companies in Great Yarmouth.

The project is also expected to create training and employment opportunities for people living in the area.

Morgan Sindall Construction's Eastern Counties area director Alister Broadberry said: "We're pleased and proud to have been appointed to this significant scheme which will transform the health and leisure facilities available for people living across Great Yarmouth - bolstering well-being and creating a brilliant, state-of-the-art centre for people across the borough.

"We're committed to delivering outstanding developments that enrich and support our communities and we look forward to working closely with our local supply chain and creating a number of new roles and apprenticeships on this project - leaving a positive lasting legacy within the Great Yarmouth community."

The funding of the project has been provided by Great Yarmouth Borough Council. An additional £2.5m has been secured from the Government's Getting Building Fund through New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. Sport England has provided £1.6m, while £500,000 has been drawn from Pooled Business Rates.   

The Marina Centre is expected to serve as a hub of attraction throughout the year. It will feature a six-lane 25m pool with full disabled access and will be suitable for competitions.

The complex will also have a 100-station health and fitness gym, which will provide a view of the sea.

It will also feature a four-court multi-purpose sports hall and an indoor climbing zone for all ages.

Besides a  café, the facility will provide accessible multi-use flexible community spaces which can be used for a wide range of activities and services.

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A view of Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile. (Credit: Norfolkadam)

 

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