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News in Brief: November/December 2019

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Steelwork contractor Taunton Fabrications has picked up two awards at Willmott Dixon’s South West Supply Chain Awards ceremony. The company was nominated in both the Growth and Allsafe categories, with nominations being picked by employees of Willmott Dixon who have worked with suppliers and sub-contractors who they feel deserve recognition for their outstanding work.

Cleveland Bridge has delivered its fourth consecutive year of profits, achieving a turnover of £37M for its financial year ending 31 December 2018, with an operating profit of £1.2M. The company said it continued to grow its order book in this period and entered 2019 with a very strong order position and positive pipeline of projects. It also expects to make further investments to improve on its operational costs in 2020 as it delivers its strategic programme of continuous business improvement.

British Land has been given the go-ahead for its multi-million-pound Canada Water scheme in south London. The overall Canada Water Masterplan is a 53-acre, mixed-use scheme that will deliver: approximately 185,000m² of workspace to accommodate around 20,000 jobs; around 90,000m² of retail, leisure, entertainment, education and community space; and 3,000 new homes, of which 35% will be affordable.

Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd has introduced the latest versions of its Tekla software solutions for the construction industry: Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer and Tekla Tedds, which are now available for download. The 2019i updates are said to offer users a range of new features, enhancements and tools, all designed to help increase efficiency, improve productivity and collaboration and provide a more fluid working experience.

Sunderland City Council has awarded Bowmer + Kirkland, which has its North East regional office on the city’s Rainton Bridge Business Park, the £42M contract for a new city hall.
The new building, designed by award-winning FaulknerBrowns, will have 17,500m² floor space and will be constructed on the former Vaux brewery site, with construction expected to begin later this year and completion due in Autumn 2021.

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