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Morgan Sindall appointed to £1.4m Torquay Academy project

Construction is to start on the second phase of significant development work on teaching facilities at the Devon institution

Posted by Julian Owen | January 18, 2018 | Bricks & mortar

Morgan Sindall have been appointed to a £1.4 million development at Torquay Academyon behalf of Torbay Council in partnership with business and property services provider, TDA. The move will enable the construction of a new classroom block, including six new classrooms and three dry changing rooms. 

The three-storey building will be constructed from steel framing systems with lightweight internal partitions. The external façade will feature smooth-face brickwork and the upper floors will be clad in fibre cement rainscreen cladding. Glazed curtain walling will also span the entire length of the new building, linking into the existing school. 

The Morgan Sindall team is now on site and the project is expected to complete in August 2018. 

Nigel Whelan, area director for Morgan Sindall’s South West team, said: “The new building will provide modern, spacious classrooms and changing facilities for pupils to benefit from and enjoy learning in a first-class teaching environment. We are looking forward to once again working closely with the school and local community and deliver this exciting new addition to the campus.”

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