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PRAISING THE ROOF

Newcastle Central station's South Barrel roof was last month handed the Robert Stephenson Award by ICE President George Fleming. The award, for excellence in civil engineering projects undertaken in the northern counties of the UK, follows a year long programme of restoration work by contractor Mowlem. The restoration of the Victorian structure, which included repair and replacement of the original barrel roof steelwork, the roof covering and glazed section, was completed in September. ...

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