Construction company reaches key milestone

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Bondholder Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure has celebrated after the completion of the concrete frame at Project Medius, a £50 million regeneration scheme in Leicester.

The occasion was marked with the signing of a concrete column onsite, with the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby and several members of the Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure team in attendance on the day.

Set over a four-and-half-acre site, Project Medius is being delivered for Leicester-headquartered property group, Charles Street Buildings (CSB). The mixed-use development is an integral part of plans to regenerate Leicester city centre.

The site, located off Vaughan Way, will feature two major hotels. The Novotel has 154 bedrooms, including executive rooms and suites, a gym, banqueting facilities, meeting rooms and a ground floor feature bar and restaurant. The six-storey Aparthotel Adagio will offer 95 studio or one bed apartments.

The development will also provide 35,000 sq ft of space in a new five-storey office, a new public realm area called Great Central Square and a major highways and traffic management scheme.

Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure’s work is taking place alongside the regeneration of the former Leicester Central train station and creation of a new car park for the hotels and office, which CSB is undertaking itself.

Richard Frape, Project Director at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, said: “We’re incredibly pleased to reach this important milestone as we move ever closer to delivering this exciting project for the people of Leicester.

“Project Medius is set to play a central role in revitalising this area of the city. We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with everyone involved over the coming months as we deliver this once in a generation scheme.”

Construction work is expected to complete by the end of 2019.