Thameslink Programme’s London Bridge Station Redevelopment has won Transport Project of the Year at the prestigious British Construction Industry Awards 2018, one of four industry prizes awarded to the station in recent weeks.
The station also picked up the overall ICE 200 Award at the ceremony which took place at Grosvenor House on Wednesday 10 October. The ICE 200 prize recognises a project or initiative that has transformed or benefitted society, providing resilience for people, properties and businesses. .
The team behind the redevelopment of Britain’s fourth busiest station, which reopened in January following a major rebuild in which it stayed open to passengers throughout, includes contractors Costain, Balfour Beatty and Siemens.
This success follows hot on the heels of a top prize at the Structural Steel Design Awards which additionally recognised Architect Grimshaws, our design partners WSP and Atkins and a number of key supply chain partners. The awards, which were announced at a presentation evening held at Banqueting House, recognise the best examples of ambition and innovation in the built environment.
And finally, London Bridge station was awarded the Station of the Year prize at the British Transport Awards on Thursday 11 October.
Simon Blanchflower, Major Programme Director, Thameslink said: “I’m delighted that London Bridge has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers for their very special 200th Anniversary award on the basis of the transformational impact that it has had both on people who use the station and the wider community.
“We were able to truly innovate during the reconstruction of London Bridge, using off-site manufacturing and incorporating many of the existing historic features, whilst keeping the station open throughout the duration of the work. The phased nature of the re-build helped to ensure benefits were progressively felt by passengers, right up to the point of completion.”
“I’m pleased that London Bridge continues to be recognised as the truly unique project it is and for the collaborative approach that underpinned its delivery.”
James Elford, Project Director for Costain, said: “I am thrilled that this fantastic project and amazing team have been recognised with such a unique award. 2018 is the conclusion of a remarkable scheme that has benefited the travelling public, local community and businesses alike and to deliver such a landmark redevelopment so successfully is testament to the capability of the project team and the wider UK construction industry.
“The collaboration between the key delivery partners along with a wide range of stakeholders and supply chain teams has been absolutely instrumental to the success of the project and I am pleased so many were able to share the accolade at the awards ceremony. I feel we have lived up to the vision set in 2012 to ‘proudly work together, improving lives and serving London.”
The British Construction Industry Awards, launched by the New Civil Engineer magazine in 1998, are regarded as the most prestigious awards in the built environment sector.
The Structural Steel Design Awards, which started in 1969, recognise the high standards of structural and architectural design attainable in the use of steel.
The Britsh Transport Awards, now in their 18th edition, were hosted by broadcaster Jeremy Vine and featured a keynote speech by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP.