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£18.5m Telford regeneration project for Morgan Sindall

International developer Morgan Sindall has secured the contract for the new £18.5 million regeneration of Telford, beating a range of big name contractors to the deal in the process.

Southwater One is to become the key element of a major revamp of Telford in the coming years and Morgan Sindall has now signed an agreement for construction of two major undertakings in the town centre, with Telford & Wrekin Council leader Kuldip Sahota claiming the next few weeks are to be a very exciting time for the development.

Morgan Sindall operations manager Colin Llewellyn said: "We are delighted to be working with Telford & Wrekin Council to deliver these two significant projects. The Southwater One development will form the focus of the town centre and will provide a great community facility for people in the area.

"We are looking forward to bringing our expertise in constructing similar facilities to bear on this development, which will play a key role in invigorating the town centre."

Architect plans for the project include the delivery of a new town library, a £2.2 million investment in the council's new 'First Point' facilities, a £1.3 million new Contact Centre complete with offices, as well as £2.3 million of public realm improvements and £900,000 to be spent on cafe and restaurant facilities in the heart of the town.

Elsewhere, Construction Enquirer reported earlier this month that the tender process for the ambitious £1 billion renovation of services and facilities at Gatwick International Airport is to get underway in the coming months.

Tenders for a host of projects at the airport are to be held, with potential contracts included for a £45 million investment in a new inter-terminal shuttle, a new £25 million North Terminal transport interchange, as well as a £95 million investment in baggage handling at both the North and South terminals. 

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