Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £5.2m construction contract to renovate the University of Sunderland’s Sciences Complex.
The contractor will modernise the four buildings at the city campus in Chester Road, Sunderland, covering 4,220 sq m and improve access to the facility with the creation of a new glass atria entrance.
The work will see the linking of the Dale and Pasteur buildings with the new entrance. The ground floor of the two buildings will feature a main reception with seminar rooms, IT facilities and a helpdesk, a boardroom and social learning space.
The first floor of the Dale building will accommodate staff offices. A physiology laboratory and human performance laboratories will be added to the Darwin building. Existing laboratories in the Fleming building will be refurbished to provide modern teaching and research facilities.
Work also involves the creation of the Quad, an outdoor entertainment area. It will form a space for theatre and music events and will connect the Sciences Complex with the CitySpace sports and social centre, which was recently completed by Morgan Sindall.
This is the second scheme Morgan Sindall has won as part of the university’s £75m regeneration programme.
The project is due to be completed by December 2010.