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News in Brief: June 2016

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Specialist structural steel manufacturer, voestalpine Metsec, is supporting the upgrade of Ashton Gate Stadium, home to Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club by supplying steel purlins and side rails. The construction work, which will be completed in time for the forthcoming 2016/17-football season will transform the stadium into a state-of-the-art ground that can hold 27,000 spectators.

Merseyside Galvanizing [part of the Wedge Group] has processed nearly 70t of steel for a new 14- acre visitor attraction at Chester Zoo, which will showcase the exotic wildlife that inhabit the islands of South East Asia.

Aberdeen Football Club Chairman Stewart Milne has revealed plans for a new stadium and training facility at Kingsford, on the city’s outskirts. Announcing the proposals, Mr Milne commented: “Kingsford offers an opportunity to locate both the stadium and the training facilities within a single site and it is in an ideal location for supporters travelling from all areas in and around Aberdeen.

Demolition work is under way and the main construction programme is set to begin soon on Oldham Council’s Prince’s Gate retail project at the Mumps development. Council bosses want to regenerate the area as an Eastern Gateway shopping centre around the new Metrolink station, as part of wider plans for the town centre.

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