Morgan Sindall moves regeneration scheme forward


Morgan Sindall Construction has started on site at a regeneration scheme in London. 

Credit: Morgan Sindall Construction.

The tier one contractor has been appointed to carry out enabling and construction works at the Central Somers Town project on behalf of Camden Council via the PAGABO framework. 

The £17.25 million project, backed by the Greater London Authority (GLA), will see the ageing, pre-existing building on site torn down and replaced with two new residential blocks with 34 homes; 20 in one, 14 in the other.  

A new community space will also be built on the site. 

A swift pre-construction services agreement (PSCA) enabled the design, surveys and enabling works to be finished in a few months. 

The site is on a 2.5-metre end-to-end slope which required cutting into and filling the ground to level it out.  

Also, excavating the former coal distribution yard for St Pancras station unearthed a lot of industrial waste which required careful management. 

The contractor has also committed to local employment and apprenticeship schemes as part of its social value initiatives. 

The Central Somers Town project is due for completion in late 2024. 

“As with so many of our projects, this development is about more than just construction and it provides a fantastic opportunity to generate significant social value for the people living and working in Camden,” said Morgan Sindall Construction area director for London, Richard Dobson.  

“We look forward to employing local construction professionals, supporting apprenticeships, and engaging with students about what a career in construction can offer.  

“Most importantly, we will work with the community, weaving their needs into our work and continuing our long-standing relationship with Camden Council.” 

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