London, UK - London Bridge Station has received the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) most prestigious Greatest Contribution to London award, which is given to the project that most beneficially impacts Londoners.
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The £1 billion transformation project, in which Arcadis is the Lead Design Organisation, in a 50:50 Joint Venture with WSP, has been one of the most complex and ambitious rail station redevelopments in the UK to date. It is part of Network Rail’s £6.5bn Thameslink Programme, and aimed to increase capacity at the UK’s fourth busiest railway station by creating new platforms for more trains, building a new concourse, and developing a bigger and better station for passengers, all without causing major disruption to services and keeping the station fully operational throughout.
The judges praised the station redevelopment as being “transformational”, with the complex project creating not only a station, but a new space in London for visitors and residents alike.
Commenting on the awards, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:
"I would like to congratulate all shortlisted projects in the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards, not least the team behind the redevelopment of London Bridge Station. This transformation included building a new concourse the size of Wembley Stadium: a truly remarkable feat and something which will help ensure our transport network can cope with London's rising population.
"Civil engineers are at the heart of London's success: every day we rely on their expertise to power our homes, manage our waste and get us around the capital. Without them, London would not be the thriving global city it is today.”
The ICE London Civil Engineering Awards showcase the hidden benefits of civil engineering to society. These awards celebrate the most innovative, creative and sustainable contributions to the physical and social environment in the Capital.
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