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News in Brief: June 2019

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Siemens Mobility has formally submitted an outline planning application to develop a rail manufacturing plant in Goole, East Yorkshire. The submission is said to be a major milestone towards establishing a £200M facility to manufacture and commission state-of-the-art trains for the expanding UK market.

North East Lincolnshire Council has given the green light for the construction of a £300M energy from waste (EFW) power station near Stallingborough. Known as the South Humber Bank Energy Centre, it will generate nearly 50MW a year. Work is expected to start later this year and the facility will support 600 construction jobs.

Plans have been submitted for a new 11-storey speculative commercial building in the NOMA district of Manchester, a 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood in the centre of the city. Developer MEPC said 4 Angel Square will provide more than 18,500m² of Grade A office space alongside a new public square.

Ambitious plans for a new cultural quarter on Stratford Waterfront in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are set to gain planning approval. The project, which is being led by architects Allies and Morrison, will include new buildings for the Sadler’s Wells dance theatre, the BBC, the Victoria and Albert Museum (known as V&A East) and the University of London’s College of Fashion.

Logistics developer, db symmetry has gained outline planning consent for a major new logistics scheme at Symmetry Park, Kettering. Tritax Big Box REIT is funding the development, which will provide up to 215,000m² of high-quality logistics floor space. The scheme has the potential to create up to 2,800 jobs and will be a major contributor towards Kettering’s planned economic growth.

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