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Morgan Sindall Construction selected for £7 billion DfE framework

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Morgan Sindall Construction is set to have a key role in helping deliver the next generation of schools in England, following confirmation of its appointment to the Department for Education (DfE) Construction framework.

Governing projects worth around £7 billion, the DfE framework is central to the government’s ambitious 10-year school rebuilding plan. Morgan Sindall Construction has won a place on all eight lots of the medium value band, covering projects worth between £6 million and £12 million across England.

The DfE framework is the main delivery vehicle for the School Rebuilding and Free Schools programmes, amongst others, and provides access for third party users to take advantage of the value for money that the framework secures.

This appointment further reinforces the businesses’ long-standing relationship with the DfE, having been a construction partner on the previous iteration of the framework for the past four years. During this time Morgan Sindall Construction deployed its innovative MySchool design platform to support the design and delivery of, over £240 million of school projects.

Pat Boyle, managing director of Morgan Sindall Construction said, “Our team is delighted to be continuing our collaborative partnership with the DfE. As a business, we know well the value schools have in communities and the difference the latest thinking in terms of design and delivery can have on teaching and attainment. In creating outstanding places for learning, we prioritise sustainability and driving value through standardisation, goals that are important to the DfE. We view this appointment as the chance to build even further on the positive results we’ve already achieved, working together to deliver a new generation of zero-carbon in operation school buildings.”

The DfE has ambitious carbon reduction goals, well ahead of the UK’s overall Net Zero target of 2050. Morgan Sindall Construction shares this vision, with its own Decarbonising Communities strategy supporting the wider Morgan Sindall Group’s target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030. The Group’s emissions have already been reduced by 64% since 2010.

Morgan Sindall Construction is one of the UK’s leading providers of school buildings and is currently on site with a number of DfE projects where sustainability and social value are to the fore. These include the £16.1 million Summerdown School in Eastbourne, a new building that will create 135 much-needed places for local children aged five to 16 with autism and complex learning and medical needs. After taking part in Morgan Sindall Construction’s Environment Week, the Summerdown School team achieved 131.69 tonnes saving in embodied carbon. New measures included, switching to a low-carbon cement, using alternative emission-free fuels rather than traditional diesel fuel and utilising electric telehandlers and equipment where possible. The team also donated 10 volunteering hours to take part in a clean-up of the woodland area surrounding the school.

For more information about this news release please contact Alice Hickling, Communications & Marketing Manager for Morgan Sindall Construction.