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Lincoln business’ £105m project opened by royalty

The design of the centre’s Hilton Hotel, which Lincoln company Waldeck worked on

A national project costing £105 million and featuring a Lincoln engineering company has been officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Waldeck Engineering in Lincoln helped to build two hotels at St George’s Park National Football Centre in Burton-upon-Trent.

The engineering firm had to design and detail the precast concrete structural frame, plus over 1,000 individual components such as walls, floors, staircases and landings for the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton Hotel.

The new centre will be the training location for the England senior football team as well as 21 other teams, and also provides coaching for refereeing, administration, medical and sports science.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, opened the 330-acre site centre last month.

The two hotels contain 228 rooms and feature a regional conference facility, banqueting suite and education complex with meeting, tutorial and seminar rooms.

Waldeck Director Andrew Daughtrey said: “Being involved with a project of national importance such as this is always an honour and we were delighted to be working once again with leading concrete manufacturer Buchan.

“This is a long-awaited and much-needed facility which will provide a welcome boost to sport and in particular English football.”

Source: Shooting Star