Morgan Sindall joins the Gateway Club and backs the bid for Southampton to become UK City of Culture 2025

Date

9 Jun, 2021

Southampton 2025 Trust is delighted to announce Morgan Sindall have joined the Gateway Club, a business membership community created to support Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025.

Operating from Fareham and Poole, Morgan Sindall deliver construction and refurbishment works for public and private sector clients, from South Somerset to Surrey. The company are presently working to deliver Southampton’s first-ever 4 to 16 years all through school, which will offer 900 places to pupils in the area. The project involves a £39.8 million expansion of the existing St Mark’s Church of England Primary School.

Cliff Kinch, Area Director for Morgan Sindall said: “As a local resident and locally based business, delivering major construction projects within the city, we are delighted to have signed up as a member of the Gateway Club supporting the Southampton 2025 UK City of Culture Bid. This is a fantastic opportunity to help support the growth and development within the city and to showcase the outstanding facilities, rich heritage and diverse culture on offer. We are excited about the future opportunity this presents and look forward to supporting Southampton 2025 in their bid for UK City of Culture status.”

Gemma Nichols, Southampton 2025 UK City of Culture Commercial & Marketing Director added: “We are thrilled to have the support from Morgan Sindall. Business support, backing and engagement plays a vital role in the success of Southampton’s bid. To date we have been overwhelmed by the support from within our business community, many businesses seeing this as an opportunity for recovery and growth within their organisations and a real catalyst for change in not just the city but also the wider region. We aim to continue to grow the membership base of the Gateway Club and hope that as part of our final bid submission we can demonstrate Southampton’s strong cross sector collaboration.” The Gateway Club was launched in April of this year, and has been created by the Trust to bring the worlds of business and culture together, in order to support Southampton’s bid to become UK City of Culture for 2025. The business club model enables businesses to connect, create and collaborate against a backdrop of culture. Business support, backing and investment is a key element to the successful delivery of the city’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2025.

To find out more about the Gateway Club please contact partnerships25@southampton.gov.uk