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POUR PAINTER: More than 21,000 cu m of ready mixed concrete has been supplied by Pioneer Concrete at the Lowry project in Salford Quays, Manchester. Hardly any of the concrete will be visible when main contractor Bovis finishes work in April 2000 and most of the surface is clad with stainless steel and textured aluminium and reflective glass. The outward- leaning cast-in-situ concrete walls for the 1,730-seat theatre auditorium offer optimum strength and acoustic performance.

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