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2008 Structural Steel Design Awards Shortlist Announced

Corus and the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) yesterday announced a shortlist of 24 projects for the 2008 Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA).

This year’s shortlisted projects come from around the UK and abroad. The projects highlight the innovative application of steel across a wide range of construction sectors including commercial and leisure, industrial, education, residential, bridges as well as landmark public art.

The confirmed 2008 SSDA shortlist includes:

 The Savill Building - Windsor Great Park
 East Beach Café - Littlehampton
 Roof Garden Apartment - Clerestreet, London
 O2 Arena - North Greenwich, London
 T5, Heathrow - Roof and Main Terminal
 LTA National Training Centre - Roehampton
 The Bridge - Dartford, Kent
 Killanin Stand - Galway Racecourse
 Bourbon Lane Housing Development - White City, London
 14 Cornhill - London
 University of Ulster Belfast Campus - Belfast
 3Ws Pavilion - Kensington Oval, Barbados
 Kings Waterfront Arena - Liverpool
 The Willis Building - 51 Lime Street, London
 Unilever House - Blackfriars, London
 The Sidings Bridge - Swansea
 Panopticons Halo - Top O’Slate, Lancashire
 ‘Turning the Place Over’ - Liverpool
 St Marylebone CE School - London W1
 The Roundhouse Roof - Camden, London
 St Stephen’s Walk Shopping Centre Roof - Hull
 Singing Ringing Tree - Burnley, Lancashire
 Constructionarium (Mini-Gherkin) - National Construction College
 55 Baker Street, London – Transfer structure

Chairman of the Judging Panel, David Lazenby commented: "As judges we regard the SSDA awards as a showcase for how constructional steelwork plays a vibrant, forward thinking and innovative part in the success of the construction industry. Instituted in 1969, this year heralds the 40th Anniversary of the SSDA Awards. Bearing this in mind, the outstanding range and standard of the 2008 shortlist has certainly given us something to celebrate."

The winners of the 2008 SSDA Awards will be announced at a black tie award ceremony taking place on 08 July 2008 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The event will also include a retrospective of winning entries since 1969 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the SSDA Awards.

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