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Morgan Sindall starts £17M roads and depot job

Dunstable depot

Morgan Sindall has started work on a £16.9M highways and waste distribution depot in Bedfordshire.

The firm will construct a household waste recycling centre at Houghton Regis, Dunstable, as well as a depot for the highways team of Central Bedfordshire.

The highways depot is on a 56,656m2 site and includes modular offices for 60 staff at Highways England, a maintenance workshop for seven vehicles and a large dry storage area.

It will also be used for works on the Dunstable Northern bypass (A5 M1 link), which is currently under construction. The main building will also be used to house fuel and salt stores.

As part of the wider environmental works around the site, there will be a lagoon for wildlife and 70 trees will be planted.

“The new highways and waste distribution depot will provide a key service for the area, and much-needed office accommodation and vehicle maintenance space for the council. The centre will also provide an essential facility for storing road-salt and house the council’s gritting fleet during the winter months. We look forward to completing the project in summer 2017,” said Morgan Sindall area director Neil Franklin.

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