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News in Brief: October 2023

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Lindapter has announced that its carbon steel, hexagonal head Hollo-Bolts have been independently fire tested under tensile and shear loading with simultaneous exposure to standard fire conditions in accordance with ISO 834/ASTM E-119 for 120 minutes.

Morgan Sindall Construction’s Eastern Counties business, alongside property consultants Concertus, have been appointed to deliver a 420-place net zero in operation primary school and pre-school in Lakenheath, Suffolk. The landmark steel-framed school will be a two-storey building, with attached leisure and sporting facilities and soft landscaping outdoor play areas.

ISG has started work on the site of the former Monwel Hankinson factory, Ebbw Vale, to create a new hi-tech post-16 education facility. The 2,000m2 facility will provide state-of-the-art training and education for young people and businesses in the fields of robotics, advanced materials and manufacturing, and digital and enabling technologies.

Bruntwood SciTech, a 50:50 joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General has appointed GMI Construction for its latest £42M, 11,600m2 specialist lab and office workspace. Located within Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s Oxford Road Campus, it will offer world-leading, highly specialist space specifically designed to support companies working in precision medicine, including those in diagnostics, genomics, biotech, medtech and digital health.

Network Rail has awarded the contract to build the new railway station for Chelmsford’s Beaulieu development to J Murphy & Sons. The £124M contract includes main construction work for the new station on behalf of partners Essex County Council and Chelmsford City Council. The facility will include three platforms with a central loop line and new tracks to enable stopping services to call at the station, while allowing fast trains to pass through unimpeded.

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