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News in Brief: January 2017

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Cleveland Bridge UK has reached the halfway mark of a major infrastructure project in Aberdeen that will create a 43km bypass around the western side of the city, using eight new steel bridges.

Waste management specialist Viridor has been given the go-ahead for a major £252M energy from waste plant in Avonmouth. The facility will boost the recovery options available to local authorities and businesses by transforming up to 320,000t of non-recyclable residual waste annually into renewable energy.

Plans to convert the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station in London into a three-level shopping complex have got the green light. London & Continental Railways and Network Rail are planning to build over 12,000m² of retail space below the former station platforms.

The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) is to redevelop Twickenham stadium’s east stand to improve the match day experience for supporters. The work will double the available space in the stand, creating an additional 10,750m² to form six new levels for hospitality and conference facilities.

Steel construction is expected to play a leading role in the £1.4bn expansion of North London’s Brent Cross Shopping Centre. Credited as the UK’s first major retail mall Brent Cross is said to have radically altered shopping when it opened 40 years ago. The proposals for the Centre will see it double in size providing space for over 200 extra retail brands, 40 new restaurants, a cinema complex and a hotel.

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