Morgan Sindall Construction’s team in Essex has completed work on a brand new state-of- the-art technology campus for South Essex College in Basildon. The GBP 9 million scheme, delivered under the Pagabo framework, was the product of a collaborative partnership between Morgan Sindall Construction, South Essex College, Basildon Council and Homes England, with award winning architect Gibberd providing the design for the new campus. The project was delivered by Morgan Sindall Construction’s team working out of the company’s newly opened Essex office, based in Eastwood House, Chelmsford.
Located in the heart of Basildon Town Centre, the new college boasts three floors of teaching areas suitable for students to study a rich curriculum of IT, games design and animation courses, as well as break areas and a café, to provide up to 500 students with a contemporary and innovative landscape to learn and relax.
Externally, new landscaping will create a civic square with links to Basildon Railway Station and a number of cycle parking zones, enhancing the vibrant offering of Basildon Town Centre both for cyclists and pedestrians.
Due to the campus’ central location, the project team worked closely with neighbours and local businesses and were able to design a bespoke logistics plan, including the use of a dedicated traffic marshal employed from the local area to control the service road for the site, and minimise disruption to the local community.
The former South Essex College Basildon campus will be transformed by Homes England into a residential area, providing 725 much needed high quality family homes.
Those involved in the project were:
M&E: Lorne Stewart
Lead architect: Gibberd
Civil and Structural: Rossi Long
Planning: VRG Planning
PM: Attol Blue