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SMG Europe chosen to run Scunthorpe entertainment venue

North Lincolnshire Council has announced its preferred operator for Scunthorpe's £14m Baths Hotel.

The authority said it had picked SMG Europe Holdings Ltd to run the entertainment venue.

Two companies were in the running to manage the project, which is due to be completed in August 2011.

Baths Hall will have a 3,300 capacity auditorium and conference facilities. It is expected to create up to 70 jobs.

SMG Europe has also been picked to operate the town's recently refurbished Plowright Theatre.

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