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March’s cover story is the Westgate shopping centre in Oxford. This predominantly steel-framed job is said to be the largest construction project in the historic city in more than a decade. Approximately 7,000t of steel is being erected to form new retail blocks.
NSC reports on the new BBC Wales Broadcasting House in Cardiff. Steel construction is playing an integral role to create the acoustically isolated studios and modern offices.
Cumbria County Council has a new steel-framed headquarters in Carlisle. Featuring both a two-storey and a four-storey part, the building will allow the council to close down several old and out-of-date premises.
Known as Tamesis One, a new commercial development in Egham, Surrey has been constructed so that it will sit above any potential flood waters from the nearby River Thames.
A steel-framed distribution centre, which is claimed to be the largest single structure in the South West of England, is being built for retailer The Range.
Steel for Life is again highlighted in this month’s magazine with a Sector Focus article on corrosion protection. This issue also features an article explaining steel’s attributes within the circular economy.
As usual NSC has a technical article and advisory desk from the Steel Construction Institute, industry news, and codes and standards updates.