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SSDA shortlist highlights steelwork’s appeal

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The shortlist for the 51st Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA), jointly sponsored by the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) and Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd, has been announced.

The Awards have again seen a strong number of submissions and the 20 shortlisted projects all showcase steel’s flexibility and versatility in a number of varying applications, spread across the entire UK. (See here for a full pictorial list.)

The winners will be announced at an evening reception in London on 1 October.

Commenting on the shortlist, BCSA Director General Sarah McCann-Bartlett said: “The structural steelwork sector has evolved significantly since the SSDAs were launched in 1969, however one constant has been the ability of steel to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective solution for a building or structure, while also providing practical, flexible and beautiful spaces. As the original offsite framing material, structural steel is now looking to the future to deliver a more complex level of design for manufacture and assembly.”

Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd Managing Director Richard Fletcher added: “The projects shortlisted once again celebrate our world class structural steel industry within the UK and Ireland. At the forefront of technology within construction, our industry continues to deliver projects of high complexity and scale through data driven design, manufacture, assembly and erection.”

The SSDA 2019 shortlist is:
160 Old Street, London
Aga Khan Centre, London
Battersea Arts Centre
Chiswick Park Footbridge
Coal Drops Yard, London
Ely Southern Bypass
Fenchurch Court, London
G W Annenberg Performing Arts Centre
Greatham Creek Seal Hide, Middlesbrough
Ingenuity House, Birmingham
Kettner’s Townhouse & Soho House Greek Street
Neuron Pod, London
Project Mint at the O2
River Thames Footbridge, Taplow
Royal Academy of Music, London
Telford Central Footbridges
The Macallan Distillery
Tombola HQ, Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, New Stadium
Wimbledon No.1 Court

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