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News in Brief: October 2020

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Steelwork contractor Taziker has appointed Steve Corcoran to the company and the Board as Chief Executive Officer. He has a distinguished career in the construction sector, operating at board level in both public and private businesses, including nine years as CEO of Speedy Hire. More recently he has been advising on a number of investment opportunities in the UK and Europe.

In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all of Tata Steel’s operations in 26 countries have signed up to ResponsibleSteel the industry’s first globally-present standards and certification scheme for sustainability.

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has published a new publication entitled Design and Fabrication of Lifting Accessories. The Guide (BCSA Publication No 64/20) is available in PDF format only and can be obtained from (Free for BCSA members and £20 for non-members).

Yorkshire-based Caddick Construction has been awarded the contract to build a £25M teaching facility on the Openshaw Campus of The Manchester College. The state-of-the-art venue forms part of an investment strategy that includes a brand-new campus in the city centre, responding to the increasing demand for training and skills in the region.

Kier has been appointed by Swansea University to deliver its Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials (CISM), a £30M building that will be a research and innovation hub to support the growth of the semiconductor industry in the UK. Situated on Swansea University’s Bay Campus in its engineering quarter, the three-storey building will have a footprint covering 4,320m² and comprise of 850m² ISO Qualified clean rooms, laboratory research facilities and 20 offices.

Developer St. Modwen Industrial & Logistics has entered into a development agreement to create an 11.3-acre business park with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and leaseholder ITT. St. Modwen said it will create new employment space in response to strong occupier demand and has permission to deliver up to 18,500m² of industrial and logistics space.

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