The new office - Morgan Sindall’s third in northwest England – is in Westlakes Science & Technology Park in Whitehaven.
Having completed the £5.5m Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF) nuclear research centre in Whitehaven, the contractor has identified opportunities to become a major nuclear framework provider. It is currently bidding for the Sellafield Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA), a 15-year infrastructure framework worth up to £1.1bn.
Morgan Sindall managing director Graham Shennan said: “We already have a robust and trusted business in the northwest, with established offices in Manchester and Liverpool. This move demonstrates the significant focus we are placing on Cumbria going forward.
“The nuclear industry and its supply chain are critical to the economic development of West Cumbria. There is the potential for up to £41bn of projects in the region over the next two decades and we have the expertise and scale to play a key role in that work.”
The Cumbrian team will be led by Andy Crowder, utility services strategic and business development director. “We’ve already built up a great track record locally and have enjoyed productive dialogue with Sellafield Ltd since 2009,” Mr Crowder said. “We’re now looking forward to contributing further to the development of the region and to help create new opportunities for the local supply chain.”