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March issue of New Steel Construction out now

The March issue of New Steel Construction (NSC) is now available in both digital and print formats that will be arriving in the post this week.

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This issue’s cover story is a steel-framed public artwork that surrounds an electrical substation in north London. The steel frame supports digitally-printed lenticular panels that create a kaleidoscopic visual effect to emphasis the idea of movement.

A new leisure centre in West Drayton has relied on a steel-framed solution to create the long-span column-free areas required for its many sports zones. Due to the lack of available space, the frame incorporates an outdoor games area positioned above the swimming pool hall.

The required speed of construction has been achieved by using a steel-framed option for the new Fred Longworth High School near Wigan. Incorporating two existing structures, the new build includes a three-storey teaching block and a sports hall.

Dundee is the middle of a £1.6bn 30-year regeneration masterplan, which includes a number of projects. One of the latest schemes is 2 Greenmarket, a prominent city centre five-storey structure pre-let to BT as its new regional HQ.

As part of this year’s 150th anniversary, Wakefield Trinity rugby league club will be opening a new steel-framed main stand. With a capacity of 2,600, the structure is 95m-long and will include conference facilities on its upper level.

NSC also features a Steel for Life Headline Sponsor article, industry news, a technical article and advisory desk from the Steel Construction Institute, and codes and standards updates.

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