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News in Brief: February 2017

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London Stansted Airport has announced plans for a new £130M arrivals building as part of its multi-million pound expansion programme. The proposed 34,000m² building spans three levels and would be delivered inside the existing footprint of the airport. It would be located adjacent to the current terminal and the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Kloeckner Metals UK has invested £7.7M in six new state-of-the-art CNC automated tube lasers for its processing centre in Dudley.

Autodesk has launched AutoCAD for Mac 2017, which it said has been in development for the past year. Among the features is a more intuitive user interface that has new model and layout tabs, and updated status bar.

Planning permission has been granted for the £300M Napier Gateway leisure and residential scheme in Luton. It will comprise 685 residential apartments, hotel complex including banqueting facilities, medical centre, public realm retail and leisure piazza, public park and an iconic 65m-tall 22-storey tower.

British Steel has announced that it ended the third quarter of 2016 in profit following its first seven months of independence, and it now starts the new year in a strong position. The company, launched on 1 June 2016, said it continues to make progress against its turnaround plan and remains on track to build a business capable of delivering sustainable growth. The company has secured a series of significant contracts with long-term and new customers, including a £2M contract to supply steel for accommodation blocks at Hinkley Point.

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