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News in Brief: April 2017

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Billington Holdings has reported strong profit and revenue growth in its full year results to 31 December 2016. Revenue increased from £56.7M in December 2015 to £63.3M, an increase of 11.6%. Profit before tax was up from £3.1M in the previous year to £3.8M.

The University of Glasgow has been given the green light by the City Council for a £1bn expansion to be built on the site of a former hospital. The expansion project will see a new business school, learning hub and research facility built over the next decade.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved Chelsea Football Club’s plans for a state-of-the-art £500M stadium on the site of their existing Stamford Bridge ground. Plans for the new stadium will see Chelsea’s match-day capacity increase from 41,600 to 60,000 and will include the construction of an elevated walkway over the nearby District Line, linking the stadium to Fulham Broadway station.

Essex County councillors have backed plans to create a new 1,200-place secondary school as part of the development of the county’s first ever all-through school. The new school at Beaulieu in Chelmsford would provide an initial 900 secondary school places from September 2019, growing to 1,200 in future years.

A new Liverpool business district development, providing up to 37,000m² of Grade A office space over three buildings, has been given the go-ahead. Liverpool City Council has appointed Kier Construction and CTP to begin work on the site, which was formerly occupied by the Exchange Railway Station.

Structural Metal Decks has asked us to point out that since achieving the £1 million turnover figure in the late 1980’s that was mentioned in last month’s issue of NSC the company has grown to a turnover of £20 million.

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