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Herts school wins for Morgan Sindall

14 Aug 12 Morgan Sindall has been awarded £10.5m-worth of education construction contracts since being appointed to the £500m Smarte East Framework.

The contractor won a place on the four-year framework in April 2011 and was appointed on Lot 2 (projects ranging in value from £550,000 to under £2.5m) and Lot 3 (projects valued at £2.5m and over) of the framework.

Morgan Sindall has since been selected by Hertfordshire County Council through the framework to build four primary schools.

Projects secured so far include a £3.3m contract to extend Cassiobury Primary School in Watford, and a £2m contract to extend Beechfield Primary in Watford.

The company has also won a £2.8m contract to extend Fairlands Primary School in Stevenage and a £2.4m job to extend Holywell Primary School in Watford.

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The Morgan Sindall team has used a number of construction techniques, including pre-made timber frames, to construct the single storey school buildings. Other methods included pre-assembled classroom modules, which are built off-site and fitted together and erected on-site. The use of these techniques reduces build time and minimises disruption.

Morgan Sindall managing director for the southeast, John Homer, said: “Smarte East has driven improvements in performance, efficiency and value for money in procurement and we have enjoyed working closely with Hertfordshire County Council to deliver a number of education projects in the region. Our team has achieved exceptional results against key performance indicators as well as customer satisfaction and we are looking forward to the challenge of continuing to perform well over the next four years.”

The Smarte East Alliance is a coalition between namely Essex, Hertfordshire and Suffolk county councils. It was formed with the aim of achieving efficiency, reliability and continuous improvement in the procurement and delivery of public sector capital works projects.

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