Morgan Sindall Construction has been appointed as preferred bidder to deliver a new leisure centre in Woolwich for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
The project is being delivered under the Southern Construction Framework (SCF), a quality-managed collaborative construction framework for public bodies to procure major building works using a two stage open book process to deliver best value.
The new leisure centre will be situated on the current site of Viscount House, next to General Gordon Square, in Woolwich town centre. It will provide a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities to encourage families, young people and adults to be more active, and will include flexible and accessible community spaces.
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Building on our experience in the leisure sector
Morgan Sindall Construction has wide ranging experience in the leisure sector and is a leading market contractor. The company has successfully delivered c£360 million of leisure schemes nationally over the last seven years.
These high-profile developments include an official training centre for the 2012 Olympic Games - the £38 million Basildon Sporting Village and the award-winning, copper-clad Splashpoint Leisure Centre, for Worthing Borough Council. The company is currently on site delivering the £54 million Britannia Leisure Centre for Hackney Borough Council, which includes a six-lane, 25 metre main pool with moveable floor, a six court sports hall, tennis and netball courts, and a fitness suite and flexible studio spaces amongst other amenities.
Morgan Sindall Construction was also responsible for the successful delivery of three multi-use leisure centre facilities in Slough in 2018, including the Slough Ice Arena, which were delivered for Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a joint venture between Morgan Sindall Investments Limited and Slough Borough Council.
Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities, and Equalities, said: “This is going to be one of the most exciting leisure centres in London with state-of-the-art facilities for families, young people and adults.
“Thousands of residents have already had their say on the ambitious plans that will also see the construction of more than 450 new homes, including affordable ones for our residents, as well as shops, workspace, food and drink outlets, and public areas.”
Cllr Sarah Merrill, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth, said: “The Council is making a big investment in Woolwich across a number of regeneration projects that will rejuvenate the town centre, create jobs, attract visitors and boost the local economy. Alongside our successful bids for the Future High Street Fund and Heritage Action Zone, it represents our commitment to town centre regeneration that benefits local people and businesses.
Richard Dobson, Morgan Sindall Construction’s area director for London, said: “Leisure and community facilities provide a vital local resource for people of all ages and backgrounds and we are delighted to have been appointed as preferred bidder on this significant development. The new centre will enhance the facilities available for the community in Greenwich – providing both state of the art leisure facilities and flexible, welcoming spaces for community activities.
“Morgan Sindall Construction has an outstanding track record in delivering complex, high-profile leisure and community facilities for local authority partners across London and the UK’s key cities, and we’re pleased to be able to bring this experience and insight to this important project.
“We look forward to working closely with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and our project partners including Hadron Consulting and Faulkner Browns Architects to deliver a truly world-class leisure centre and community facility in the heart of the borough.”
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