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Surgo Construction has been selected as the contractor for phase two of the £1.5million project for the Centre for Innovation (CFI) at Swans, Wallsend.

North Tyneside Council has chosen Surgo to develop the vacant upper three floors of the building seeing them transformed to meet demand from the offshore and energy subsea sectors.

The work will provide an additional 940 square metres of refurbished office and meeting room accommodation, creating flexible space for up to 10 businesses, the development of a new car park and the reconfiguration of the reception area.

Surgo Construction’s director, Jeff Alexander, added: “We are delighted to be working on behalf of North Tyneside Council, as it continues with its ambitious plans to support and attract businesses operating in the engineering, marine and oil and gas industries to the borough.

“We will apply our extensive experience of projects of this type to ensure a timely delivery of the contract.”

The transformation will build the on success of the first phase of the CFI which opened in 2016 and provides 760 square metres of office accommodation. Current tenants include Rever Offshore, Swan Hunter NE Ltd and ALE Heavylift.

North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE said: “I am delighted that a high-quality contractor has been chosen to carry out this important second stage at the Centre for Innovation at Swans, and we are delivering on our ambitions for North Tyneside.

“The facility has proven extremely popular with the offshore energy and subsea sector since it opened and the next phase will only strengthen the borough’s position as a first-class location for oil, gas, renewable and maritime industries from all over the world.

“Along with our thriving office parks and brilliant local businesses, North Tyneside is the place to be for businesses to grow and thrive.”

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Construction of a self-contained three-storey 700sqm annexe linked on all three floors to the existing Bede Sixth Form College.

Designed to create nine new classrooms, including a media suite, with contemporary study and breakout spaces, the annexe will allow the college to add a further 200 students to its roll call. As the space is self-contained the college will also be able to open its doors for evening classes from the new academic year commencing in September 2023.

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Surgo was appointed to construct a new mixed-use development in the centre of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea on behalf of Advance Northumberland (formerly Arch Developments) as part of a planned regeneration programme.

The three-storey development, which occupies the former site of the Railway Inn and New Dolphin public houses, is comprised of three ground floor retail units and eight two-bed apartments for rent, to the upper floors. Additional work included creating resident’s car parking and up grading the nearby public conveniences to improve visitor and tourist facilities in the town.

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Key facilities refurbishment project within Building 4 delivered on behalf of Dräger Safety UK site in Blyth, which engineers safety technology.

The refurbishment works updated 1,473sqm first floor of Building 4 at the site, and consisted of an upgrade to the HVAC and electrical distribution systems plus associated works. The works also include re-installing existing tiles into a brand-new ceiling grid and new carpeting.

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New build 16 plot residential development on the site of the former Pearson’s Garage situated in the heart of Acklington Village, close to the Northumberland coast.

The niche development, which was designed to fit seamlessly with recent developments close by, comprises two-bedroom bungalows, three-bedroom terraced units, and four-bedroom semis as well as four and five-bedroom detached executive homes.

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Significant internal remodeling and building services refurbishment undertaken as part of major investment plans to meet the client’s growth in demand for API, coupled with the need to deliver on accelerated and integrated drug development programs.

Work included major alterations to the existing plant room, a reconfiguration of the internal ground floor to allow for the installation of fume cupboards and complex installation of MEP services. Additionally, specialist equipment was installed which required complex planning due to long lead-in times.

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Middlesbrough College

Developed on land adjacent to the Sixth Form Centre, the design for the T-Level Centre was driven by the specific objectives and educational needs of Middlesbrough College.

Designed over three levels, it provides exciting, high-quality accommodation to support the college’s digital curriculum with a design of sufficient flexibility that it can be adapted to the college’s future needs.

Sitting harmoniously amongst other campus buildings, it has a gross internal floor area of circa 1534.05m2 and contains

  • A TV and film room and two editing suites at ground floor level (523.35m2)
  • Games design network and cyber programming via five classrooms plus a staff room on the first floor – 469.72m2
  • Generic IT and theory zone- on the second floor, which measures 541m2 and features seven classrooms

The building layout primarily has rooms located off a two-sided central ‘spine’ corridor, the double height Hub enhancing the space by providing visibility to the social hub at the entrance to the building, which provides a touch down for students and staff while creating a striking front façade

www.middlesbroughcollege.ac.uk

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