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SSDA shortlist highlights steel success stories

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SSDA160707The British Constructional Steelwork Association and Steel for Life have announced the shortlist for the 48th Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA).

The 21 projects shortlisted showcase steel’s flexibility and versatility in a number of different and varying applications.

The shortlist also reflects the wide geographical spread of steel’s appeal for a variety of projects ranging from stadia to education buildings, with entries also received for a variety of bridges, commercial developments and industrial facilities across the UK.

Chairman of the SSDA Judges David Lazenby said: “It is reassuring that the number of submissions for the Award scheme remains high, and that quality and interest of the projects is as strong as ever.

“One impression is that these days there are few easy projects and this means teams must work closely and constructively together.”

The winners will be announced at an evening reception in London on 5 October.

The 2016 shortlist is:
•    Land Rover BAR America’s Cup HQ Building, Portsmouth
•    Leeds Station Southern Entrance
•    Thames Tower Redevelopment, Reading
•    Energy from Waste Plant, Peterborough
•    Energy from Waste Facility, Ardley
•    New Watford Market
•    University of Cambridge Primary School
•    The Diamond Engineering Building, Sheffield University
•    Sports Hall & Sixth Form Centre, Channing School, London
•    London Olympic Roof Conversion
•    South Stand Expansion, Etihad Stadium, Manchester
•    South Bank Tower, London
•    Whyke Horizon Footbridge, Chichester
•    Harlech Castle Footbridge, Gwynedd
•    Lagan Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge, Belfast
•    Strabane Footbridge, Co Tyrone
•    Information Age Gallery, The Science Museum, London
•    The Memorial Spire, International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln
•    Kiosk and Shelter, Bournemouth Pier Approach
•    6 Bevis Marks Roof Garden, London

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