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News in Brief: September 2019

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Manchester Galvanizing [part of the Wedge Group] has more than doubled its works footprint at Heywood, near Rochdale, following a £1M expansion project.

A contract to build the new research and storage facility for the British Museum at Wokingham, Berkshire has been awarded to Graham Construction. The 16,000m² new-build facility will adjoin the University of Reading’s Thames Valley Science Park and house ancient artefacts from the Museum’s Archaeological Research Collection.

St. Modwen is delivering a 29,500m² distribution centre in the heart of the Midlands, which it claims is the largest speculative build in the company’s history. Forming part of a wider 35-acre distribution site known as St. Modwen Park Tamworth, Severfield is fabricating, supplying and erecting the project’s steelwork.

Costain has been appointed by Network Rail Southern Region to deliver the £150M redevelopment of Gatwick Airport station. The company, which previously led the scheme through its planning and design stages, will now undertake the improvement works needed to create a safer, more convenient interchange between the station platforms and Gatwick International Airport. Work is expected to begin in early 2020 and be completed during 2022.

Plans for the redevelopment of Alexander Stadium – the centrepiece of Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games – have been released. The redeveloped stadium will see its seating capacity increase from 12,700 to 18,000, with temporary seating adding a further 12,000 during the Games.

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