There are a number of major projects in the Greater Exeter area, which are either under construction or recently completed.
Exmouth Community College
New, three-storey teaching block at Exmouth Community College, with works commencing January 2021. The 141 week construction programme involves the new build of a 5,050m2 block, which will house science labs and material workshops, general teaching and drama spaces and a large hall with bleacher seating for drama performances.
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
Morgan Sindall will erect a three-storey development next to the current building on Barrack Road. At 3,500 square metres, the new emergency building will enable the hospital to expand both clinical services and teaching. Inside will be eight resuscitation bays, served by a new plant room. There will also be a specialist children’s emergency department with paediatric bays, and a separate reception area, housing a larger waiting area.
Outside, there will be five additional ambulance bays to add emergency capacity. There are also plans for a new road configuration to help lower the response time for emergency vehicles.
Separately to the emergency department works, Morgan Sindall has also been selected to deliver a new four-storey building to house a new plant room for the intensive care unit (ICU). Valued at £4m, the steel-framed building will be used to hold equipment including chillers and air handling units for heating and ventilation.
Exeter Science Park Grow Out Building
The three-storey, 1,300 square metre building is designed to accommodate flexible office and laboratory workspace for smaller businesses. Design and build project with an exclusive Exeter based Design Team, Grainge Architects, SDS M&E and Clarkebond Structural.
The new building is called the ‘Grow-out Building’ and is aimed at small and medium enterprises working in the science, technology, engineering, maths and medical sectors.
University of Exeter Harrison (and SWIOT works)
This project will rejuvenate the Harrison Building on the University’s Streatham Campus and works will include the re-roofing of the building, removal and replacement of a suspended ceiling, and a full strip out and upgrade of the internal building services.
The works will support the delivery of engineering education and ensure that students and university staff have access to outstanding facilities. Works to create a new C2020 workshop have been included within the project.
Morgan Sindall Construction has won a contract to deliver a new extension to the University of Exeter in Devon, helping to improve educational facilities for computer science (higher education) in the South West. The new building is one of several to deliver technical education across the south west, as part of the South West Institute of Technology (SWIoT). The SWIoT is one of 12 Institutes of Technology located across the country in a unique collaboration between a number of partner organisations, developing state-of-the-art facilities for training the next generation of highly skilled technicians and engineers
St Sidwell’s Point
Exeter’s flagship leisure centre, multi-purpose venue and bus station redevelopment in the heart of Exeter city centre.
St Sidwell’s Point will be one of the world’s most energy efficient leisure centres. It will be the first leisure centre in the UK built to the super energy efficient Passivhaus standard, which is expected to eventually save up to 70 per cent on annual energy costs.
There is a dedicated Education Pack for students and teachers.
NHS Nightingale Exeter Hospital
In just 57 days, an old DIY store was transformed into a new 116-bed mini general hospital with near theatre-standard performance, complete with scanners.
To be certain of delivery on time, multiple teams had to work in a high-pressure environment and act as a team.
2,500 people were involved overall and at its peak, 468 people were on site, all socially distanced, designing and delivering the hospital on time.
The new facility was built to treat Covid-19 patients and is designed to be a flexible facility whilst coronavirus cases remain low. It is now being used as a diagnostics centre for patients with a range of conditions.
Middlemoor Police Station
As part of Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime transformation plan, a new state-of-the-art Custody Centre and Operational Hubs will be developed on the Middlemoor HQ site in Exeter. Adding to the established police headquarters site, the new facility will improve custody for detainees, and create a better working environment for police and crime staff.
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Ada Lovelace Building, Exeter Science Park
The Ada Lovelace Building is named after the 19th Century mathematician and computer scientist and is being built by Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group.
The 20,000 square foot office and laboratory space for businesses in science, technology, engineering, maths and medical (STEMM) sectors, will aim to be net zero carbon for operational energy as a result of innovative design features, including 44kw solar roof-mounted solar-voltaic panels.
Digital and Data Centre, Exeter College
The new Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College will help train the next generation of digital professionals. Delivered as part of the wider South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) the centre will offer courses on data analytics, cyber security, and software development. It will spearhead the digital skills revolution across the region.
Student Residences, University of Exeter
University Partnerships Programme (UPP) and Vinci Construction are delivering new student residences at Exeter University.
East Park, SpreytonWay and Moberly House will create over 1,500 new student rooms. All the new residences will provide high-quality accommodation and the projects include ancillary central amenity facilities with associated infrastructure and landscaping.
Works are being undertaken in 12 sections, completing in two phases.
Harrison Building, Exeter University
Morgan Sindall Construction are delivering a programme of essential maintenance work within the Harrison Building for the University of Exeter.
The £13.5 million project will rejuvenate the Harrison Building on the University’s Streatham Campus and works will include the re-roofing of the building, removal and replacement of a suspended ceiling, and a full strip out and upgrade of the internal building services.
The works will support the delivery of engineering education and ensure that students and university staff have access to outstanding facilities.