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News in Brief: May 2017

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Kloeckner Metals UK/Westok has released version 10.3 of its cellbeam software package. New features include Eurocode design to EN 1993 and 1994 and enhanced deflection analysis using the stiffness matrix method. The company recommends all users of cellbeams to upgrade to V10.3.

Cheshire East Council has unveiled a future vision for Crewe that seeks to bring 37,000 new jobs to the town by 2043. The master plan will encompass 590,000m² of commercial development, and create 37,000 new jobs by 2043, reflecting one of the prime locations at the heart of the UK and HS2 rail network.

A £140M film studio complex on the outskirts of Edinburgh has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government. The decision by ministers overturns an earlier recommendation from the Scottish Government that the Pentland Studios Project should be rejected as it will be built on a green belt site at Straiton.

London City Hall has given the green light to German supermarket chain Lidl’s plans to build a £70M headquarters in Tolworth, south west London. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has approved the plans for the company to build a new base at the former site of the Hook Venturer Sports Club, in Jubilee Way.

Tata Steel has partnered with the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) to produce a brand new revised version of their Blue Book software tool for use in the design of structures using hollow sections. It is available now via:

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