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March issue of New Steel Construction online

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NSCMar2015covEThis month’s issue of New Steel Construction is now available online at, featuring reports from some of the UK’s most interesting construction projects and updates on key technical issues from steel industry experts.

The cover story this month features the award-winning Twin Sails Bridge in Poole. In the latest instalment in our Projects Revisited series, the article interviews key project spokespersons and finds our how the bridge has improved transportation links and helped regeneration since opening in 2012.

Also in Poole, the RNLI is constructing a facility to house the construction of all of its future lifeboats. Known as the All-Weather Lifeboat Station, it consists of two large steel-framed buildings, both approximately 85m long x 30m wide, connected by a central covered courtyard.

Europe’s largest column-free ballroom is being constructed as part of a major hotel and residential project in London’s North Greenwich peninsula.

A series of 42m-long x 2.5m high trusses form the roof of the ballroom, with each truss weighing in excess of 39t.

Cheltenham Racecourse is readying itself for next year’s world-famous Gold Cup Festival with the construction of a new grandstand. The five-storey structure features a series of 4m deep cantilevering balconies and is topped with a 21m-deep cantilevering steel roof.

A distribution centre for Sports Direct and a new college in south London also feature in this latest issue of NSC, as well as the usual news pages, and a technical feature and advisory desk notes from the Steel Construction Institute.

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