Morgan Sindall to deliver University of Salford’s £65m science building

WCN Editorial Team 2 Jul 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based Morgan Sindall Construction has been selected by the University of Salford to deliver its new £65m Science, Engineering and Environmental Building (SEE Building).

In 2018, the UK-based firm has been chosen as the preferred contractor for the SEE Building. 

The company is working on the scheme alongside project manager Faithful + Gould, architect Sheppard Robson and UK-based firm Arup.

The SEE Building forms part of a broader masterplan of the Salford Crescent and University District. The masterplan, stretching over 240 acres, includes the university’s existing campus and areas around Adelphi Street, the Crescent, Peel Park and Frederic Road.

The 15,550m², four-storey SEE Building will house the University’s departments of Robotics, Built Environment, Civil, Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Networking, Human and Natural Science and The Morson Maker Space.

The building will include high sustainability features, a key element of the university’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of the wider masterplan.

It will be fully-electric powered, supported by 154 roof-mounted photovoltaic panels that offer renewable energy.

The new building will include a wind tunnel, earlier located at Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC) and will also boast high-spec laser laboratories.

The broader masterplan includes opportunities to develop one million ft² of educational floor space, six million ft² of commercial space targeted at industrial growth sectors and two million ft² of public realms along with green landscaped routes and cycleways and 2,500 new homes and apartments.

Morgan Sindall said that work is set to commence on site of the SEE Building in the coming weeks.

Morgan Sindall Construction Manchester area director Shaun Jones said: “It’s been a real privilege to work so closely with the University of Salford and the wider project team over the past few years, and we’re really excited that work on the SEE Building will begin in the coming weeks.

“Our affiliation with the University over recent years has seen many students visit our sites, and members of our team have shared their knowledge and experience through guest lectures.

“We look forward to using our role on this landmark project to further nurture our relationship, and develop schemes and initiatives that support the wider Salford community.”

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In 2018, Morgan Sindall has been chosen as the preferred contractor for the SEE Building. (Credit: Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd)

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