Latest News | 8 September 2020

Regional repair contract

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A £4.8 million programme of repairs and improvements is to be delivered by Bondholder Morgan Sindall Construction in just 10 months.

The Borough Council of Wellingborough has appointed Morgan Sindall as the main contractor through the Scape Regional Construction framework, to restore the Swansgate multi-storey car park in Wellingborough.

The structural repairs will extend the life of the car park and expand the number of available parking spaces by opening the rooftop for parking. Improvements to the lighting and CCTV will help to tackle anti-social behaviour. Four of the parking bays will feature electric charging points to support low-emission vehicles.

Morgan Sindall Construction has split the repairs and improvements into phases to ensure minimal disruption to people using the free car park, which will remain open throughout the 10-month programme. Work is currently underway and on schedule to complete early in 2021.

To ensure the work is not unduly delayed due to social distancing restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the site team is using an innovative technique involving high-pressure water jets, which can be operated individually, to break the concrete. The main contractor devised the solution with its supplier, Cemplas Limited.

Rob Cant, Scape Regional Construction framework director at Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with Borough Council of Wellingborough to deliver an efficient programme of renovations and improvements to Swansgate car park, with minimal disruption to people using it. The work will safeguard the future of this important public amenity and ensure that shoppers who choose to visit the town centre have a safe and modern place to park.

“The provision of secure and accessible car parking facilities is an essential consideration for local authorities looking to support the high street and safeguard jobs within brick-and-mortar stores.”


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