Media Release: Mansell enjoys bright quarter in education sector

THE Scottish division of leading construction company, Mansell, which is headquartered in Aberdeen, has enjoyed a bright period within the education sector during the last quarter, securing contracts worth around £9million.

The company has been awarded a number of education projects, including a contract worth £7.3million to carry out work on Balgarthno Road in Dundee.

Mansell’s Tayside unit will construct a shared school building on the site, on behalf of Dundee City Council.

The project will provide a replacement school for St Clement’s Primary School and a new school, which is to be created by merging the city’s Charleston and Lochee primaries.

The facility at the site will also include a nursery and a Social Work Child and Family unit.

Work on the new facility is being carried out adjacent to St Clement’s current site, which will remain fully operational throughout the construction period.

To ensure no disruption to the school’s operations, the project will comprise several distinct stages, including the construction of the new building, the demolition of the existing school and the completion of a new car park and football pitch.

Mansell’s Elgin office has also secured a £1million contract with Moray Council to carry out work at Forres Academy. The project will see the company remove existing hutted accommodation at the site and construct a new two storey extension, which will house classrooms, offices, stores, toilet blocks and communal areas.

Meanwhile, the company’s Aberdeen team will carry out upgrade works at Peterhead Academy after being awarded a contract, worth around £550,000, from Aberdeenshire Council.

These latest contract wins cap an extremely positive period for Mansell in the Scottish education sector.

The firm successfully relocated Westhill Library to the town’s primary school in a £1million project, which Mansell completed three weeks ahead of schedule.

The company also recently completed a three phase project at Kemnay Academy which consisted of the refurbishment and internal alterations to classrooms, art and technical areas.

Mansell’s divisional managing director for Scotland, George Hood, said: “We are delighted to have secured these three projects, which once again cement our unrivalled reputation within the education sector for carrying out projects to an exceptional standard.

“We’ve enjoyed a bright start to 2012, with work being awarded across all of our Scottish business units, and we look forward to delivering each of the projects successfully.”

Mansell is a construction partner of choice with national capability and regional delivery to the community. Through various procurement models with both public and private sector customers, the company develops long-term sustainable relationships in specific market sectors, including affordable housing, education, health, defence, airports, commercial and interiors, culture and heritage.

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