Morgan Sindall gets Heston job

Morgan Sindall has been appointed to build the new £12 million Heston leisure centre.

Once approved by the council’s cabinet, the scheme will involve the demolition of the ageing Heston Pool, which was built in the 1930s, and is coming to the end of its functional life.

Cllr Ajmer Grewal, cabinet member for leisure at the London Borough of Hounslow, said: “This appointment brings the much-needed new leisure centre another step closer. I’m looking forward to working with Morgan Sindall to create the best leisure provision we can for the benefit of the community with new, modern facilities.”

If approved, the new development will be built on the existing Heston Pool site. The project will involve the construction of a number of facilities including a 25m main pool, a learner pool, health suites, a 100-station gym, two dance studios, a café and wet and dry changing facilities. The scheme will also involve external landscaping and the construction of new car parking facilities.

John Homer, Morgan Sindall’s managing director for the south of England and south Wales, said:  “Morgan Sindall is well versed in constructing high-quality community leisure facilities on time and on budget and we’re looking forward to drawing on that knowledge and expertise as we work with the London Borough of Hounslow to deliver this project.”

The project team also includes architect Studio E Architects, quantity surveyors Sweett Group, services engineers Max Fordham and structural engineers, Curtins Consulting and MLM Consulting.

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