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News in Brief: January 2022

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BAM Nuttall has been appointed to build the new southern entrance of Sunderland’s railway station. The new entrance features a large glass wrap around design, and will include a new ticket office and reception, public toilets, retail space and cafes, comfortable waiting areas, as well as a new mezzanine level that will have office space reserved for railway industry staff.

Mixed-use developer First Base and investors Patron Capital have received planning consent for the £180M redevelopment of Saxon Court, a former council building in Milton Keynes. The development will see the retention, refurbishment, and extension of the original Saxon Court building, which the project team said will save over 3,750 tonnes of CO2.

A hybrid planning application has been submitted for the regeneration of Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff, with phase one of the scheme delivering a 17,000-capacity arena, hotel and associated parking. The arena, which is set to create 1,000 jobs when complete, is being developed by Robertson Group and will be operated by Live Nation and Oak View Group. 

Architects Holmes Miller and Northern Light Arena Europe (NLAE) have put forward proposals for a multi-purpose e-sports arena on Dundee’s waterfront. The 4,000-capacity venue will be Europe’s first truly digital-enabled arena space and attract top gamers and entertainers from across the globe. It is due to be delivered in 2024.

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