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News in Brief: November 2018

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London’s Science Museum was the venue for the UK Steel Innovation Day 2018, where representatives gathered to demonstrate the crucial role a modern and vibrant steel industry has to play in society. Showcasing the high level of technical innovation taking place in the steel industry and the opportunities the sector represents throughout the supply chain, the event was an opportunity to hear the leading innovators from the sector discuss how R&D can unlock the potential for a sustainable steel industry.

Ardmore has been appointed by developer Knight Dragon to deliver the Design District, a cluster of 16 artistically-inspired commercial buildings devised by a collection of eight separate design practices offering 13,000m² of workspace for creative industries and 6,000m² of education facilities and retail space. It sits at the heart of the Greenwich Peninsula master plan, situated between The O2 Dome, North Greenwich Underground Station and the new Upper Riverside residential neighbourhood.

Premier League football club Leicester City’s plans to create a new football training ground have been given the go-ahead. The club has secured planning permission to turn a 185-acre golf and fishing complex off the A46, eight miles north of Leicester, into a £100M complex where the first team squad will practice.

The regeneration of Gainsborough town centre has moved a step closer following the exchange of contracts between West Lindsey District Council and partner, Muse Developments. The first phase of development will focus on the town’s historic centre, where the team will look to develop a cinema with restaurant outlets, a new public square, along with extensive public realm improvements to the riverfront.

The London Legacy Development Corporation has approved plans for a new commercial building at International Quarter London (IQL), the £2.4 billion joint venture development between Lendlease and LCR, in Stratford, east London. The building will provide 32,500m² of new workspace across 22 storeys and will be positioned at the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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