Contractor to use BIM on the project

Contractor Morgan Sindall has been appointed to build a £16m operating centre for Network Rail in Manchester.

Network Rail will run all its operations in the North-west from the building in Gorton.

The three-storey building has been designed to meet the BREEAM Very Good sustainability standard and features a roof covered in plants and high levels of insulation throughout.

James Morgan, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “Our collaborative and full Building Information Modelling (BIM) level two approach will deliver a bespoke solution to Network Rail and provide them with a state-of-the-art home for many years to come.”

The firm has already won a number of other Network Rail jobs this year including an £8m contract to refurbish the subsurface platforms at Liverpool’s underground stations; a £9m project to install a system to cool the platform areas at Green Park tube station and a £13m project to extend and enhance Wednesbury tram depot in the midlands.