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Billington Structures has appointed Kevin Campbell as Managing Director. Mark Smith, CEO of Billington, said: “I am pleased to welcome Kevin to the Group. He has worked in the structural steel industry for a considerable number of years and comes with a wide range of experience. His membership of the Billington Group will further strengthen our senior management team.”

Kier has been selected by Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to design and construct major new 16,700m2 clinical buildings at Luton & Dunstable (L&D) University Hospital. Procured through the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework, the project will improve maternity, neonatal, theatres and critical care services, providing new high-tech facilities.

Sunderland City Council and architect FaulknerBrowns have submitted plans for a £23M library hub, which will become a major element of the wider Riverside Sunderland regeneration masterplan. The 7,300m² steel and timber-framed building will house libraries for children, young people and adults; a local studies and archives centre; creative labs; spaces for instructed learning and play; a café; galleries, and a hall for performances.

Located 30 miles west of Glasgow, the Ardgowan Distillery has unveiled plans for a landmark whisky distillery and visitor centre. The project’s design is said to use low environmental impact composite cladding, timber and steelwork to create a light-filled modern Nordic-style long hall.

Developer MEPC has been given the go-ahead to build three new office blocks around a ruined church at the edge of Castle Park in Bristol. The development will replace three 1960s buildings with one nine-storey and two eight-storey office blocks, which will also offer ground-level shops and cafes.

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