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Herts County Council awards £8M school building contract to Morgan Sindall
9:50am Friday 17th August 2012 in News
The county council has awarded contracts worth in almost £8 million to Morgan Sindall to expand three primary schools in Watford.
Deputy cabinet member for Education and Skills, Terry Douris, said: "We are pleased to be working with Morgan Sindall on our primary school expansion programme.
"The collaboration will help the county council provide new surroundings which will offer an excellent environment to teach, learn and play."
School projects secured by Morgan Sindall in Watford include a £3.3 million contract to extend Cassiobury, £2 million contract to extend Beechfield and a £2.4 million to extend Holywell Primary.
The developments form part of the local authority’s efforts to expand local schools and deliver state-of-the-art facilities for children in the county.
To win their bid, the Morgan Sindall team utilised a number of effective construction techniques, including using pre-made timber frames, to construct the single storey school buildings.
Other methods included using pre-assembled classroom modules, which are built off-site and fitted together and erected on-site.
The use of these techniques significantly reduces the time it takes to construct a new school building and minimises disruption for staff and students, while providing buildings of exceptional quality.