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Morgan Sindall looks to local subbies for Inverness campus

18 Nov 11 Construction work on a major new academic and business park in Inverness is due to begin early in the new year under a £12.3m contract awarded to Morgan Sindall.

Morgan Sindall area director Neil Duncan said: "This is an enormously significant project for the Highlands and Islands and we're pleased to be working together with HIE to deliver the new Inverness Campus. With an office based in Inverness, we will look to employ local subcontractors wherever possible which will continue to support the economy of the area. This project alone could create up to 250 employment opportunities."

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed Morgan Sindall to develop 100 acres of land at Beechwood as the first phase of its Inverness Campus project.

The was awarded following an international procurement exercise and will be delivered over eighteen months. The development includes roads, drainage, landscaping, public spaces and other infrastructure.

As well as providing a campus for students at Inverness College UHI, the developers expect to attract a wide range of other users, including the Scottish Agricultural College.
Inverness Campus project director with HIE, Ruaraidh MacNeil, said: "Highlands and Islands Enterprise has been planning this project for several years now and it will be wonderful to see construction getting under way."

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