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News in Brief: March 2024

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Lindapter has announced that its Type FL beam flange clamps have been independently fire rated for up to 120 minutes by BRE Global. The product is used to secure building services from structural or secondary beams without the need for drilling or welding.

BAM Construction has been appointed by the University of South Wales (USW) to deliver a new academic building at the Treforest Campus in Pontypridd. Designed by Stride Treglown Architects, the building will contain more than 40 teaching, learning and research spaces, including electronics and hydraulics labs, a flight simulator, a robotics lab, clean and industrial research spaces, collaborative teaching spaces, as well as virtual reality capability, and exhibition spaces.

Main contractor Kier has been appointed by the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to deliver a new £60M 54-bed acute inpatient mental health hospital in Bexhill-on-Sea as part of its Re-designing Inpatient Services in East Sussex (RIS:ES) Programme. The 5,300m2 facility will provide high-quality inpatient services for adults and will replace out-dated services currently provided in the Department of Psychiatry, at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

GMI Construction Group has broken ground on a £50M student accommodation scheme on the site of a former York cinema and bingo hall. The 7,500m2, four-storey building in the Fulford area will provide 275 beds alongside an array of modern amenities, including a gym, yoga studio, games room, co-working spaces, group dining areas, integrated cycle parking, and landscaped courtyards. In a nod to its heritage, it will also feature a cinema.

Work has started on the redevelopment of Bournemouth & Poole College’s Lansdowne area campus, which will serve a range of students from school leavers to adult learners. The new build facility will contain teaching space throughout, providing a modern teaching environment for courses in media, computing, sport, fitness, travel, health, social care, hair, beauty, hospitality and catering.

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