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Miller Construction secures £20m-worth of north-east contracts

30 Nov 11 Miller Construction has won £20m-worth of contracts in the north east of England.

The latest wins include the contract for a £3.2 million Maintenance Headquarters on behalf of Network Rail, and a £3.2 million food outlet project at the MetroCentre Retail Park in Gateshead.

Works have also commenced on a £7 million retail project at Halewood Shopping Centre for Neptune Projects and Middlesbrough Sixth Form College (pictured), a £6.8 million project which will see the delivery of a new Sixth Form Centre.
Chris Webster, chief executive, Miller Construction, said: “These contract wins for our North region secure a positive workload going forward into 2012. These projects cover three of our key target markets, education, retail and rail.”

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Works on Network Rail’s North East Maintenance Headquarters will begin in February 2012 to deliver a two storey building totalling 2,070 sq.m, including office space, welfare and flexible training facilities and storage space for trackside maintenance vehicles. The brown field site off Askew Road in Gateshead sits alongside the existing rail line with a new access to be formed through existing railway property. Due for completion in late 2012, the new building will be occupied by 300 staff, relocated from existing offices and sub-depots across the region.
The contract at the MetroCentre, to be known as MetrOasis will see a former petrol filling station site being developed into a single storey building, sub-divided into four individual food retail outlets, to feature Starbucks; Krispy Kreme; Harvester and a Toby Carvery. Both Starbucks and Krispy Kreme will benefit from drive-through facilities and works are due for completion in August 2012.
The project at Halewood Shopping Centre, on behalf of Neptune is a major regeneration project for the town of Halewood, involving the construction of a new 50,000 sq ft centre which will be home to Aldi, Home Bargains, Tesco and Cooltrader stores, Ladbrokes bookmakers, Barnardos and a hair and beauty salon.
Middlesbrough Sixth Form College will benefit from a new Sixth Form Centre, MC6, which will see the delivery of 13 classrooms, tutorial rooms, staff and administrative office space, an IT suite, a student lounge, café, and sports facilities, including a full size flood lit astro-turf pitch. Works are due for completion in September 2012.

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