Morgan Sindall signs town regeneration deal


Morgan Sindall will deliver the first phases of a town centre regeneration scheme in Lancashire, valued at between £60 and £70 million.  

Credit: Morgan Sindall.
Credit: Morgan Sindall.

The contractor has been appointed by Hyndburn Borough Council to initially overhaul three iconic heritage sites as part of its Accrington Town Square scheme. 

Morgan Sindall was appointed to the project by procurement specialist SCAPE. 

The Victorian Market Hall will be refurbished and made into a food and drink destination.  

Burtons Chambers will be restored to become a co-working space for individuals and businesses, with events space, too. 

While Market Chambers will also be refurbished and repaired, to enable its transformation into a cultural, arts and heritage venue. 

The scheme is funded by £20 million from the Levelling Up Fund and matching contributions from Lancashire Borough Council and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

Morgan Sindall will begin enabling works imminently, with the major refurbishment works due to begin next year.   

The company will seek to retain and reuse original building materials wherever possible, it said. 

Credit: Morgan Sindall.

Local supply chain opportunities 

The contractor will also use local supply chain partners and labour to deliver the works and recommends interested firms register to the Local Supply Chain (LSC) platform to be notified of upcoming opportunities.   

“Hyndburn Borough Council has developed an inspiring vision for the future of Accrington, built around a town square that will have significant social and economic benefits for the local community,” said Simon Arnott, managing director for North West region“It will be a privilege for our team to help deliver this catalyst for growth and community engagement.” 

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