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This month’s cover story is a residential scheme in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, which will eventually provide 200 apartments in a nine-storey building. A steel frame solution was chosen for the apartment scheme as speed of construction was essential to the programme.
Another project where steelwork’s speed and ease of delivery has proven to be important, is the construction of a new science and technology academy in Maidstone, Kent.
A new glazed roof and dome have been erected to span over the previously open Barton Square retail mall, which is connected to Manchester’s Trafford Centre by a footbridge. Much of the work has been undertaken outside of trading hours, as most of the mall has remained open during construction.
The second phase of the prestigious Aldgate redevelopment scheme in London consists of a 21-storey commercial building that has made use of shallow plate girders to incorporate one extra floor into the envelope.
NSC also reports on another commercial project in east London, this time in Shoreditch. The scheme is called the Stage, and will include a museum to display the archaeological finds from the site, that include the remains of an Elizabethan playhouse.