Environmental Design

Driving sustainable design and construction

Sustainability was right at the heart of the Thameslink Programme. Our vision was to: deliver transport benefits to budget that represents value for money and creates an overall positive impact on the community and the environment. To do this we worked to ensure that not only do we achieve the highest standards in sustainability, but we upheld this principle on all fronts.


A sustainable Thameslink Programme

In this video Thameslink Programme’s Kirsty Young, Head of Sustainability and Consents and Simon Blanchflower, Major Programme Director, discuss the importance of sustainability to the Blackfriars, Farringdon and London Bridge stations projects.


CEEQUAL: A tool to drive sustainable design and construction

Thameslink Programme applied CEEQUAL to many of its stations, civils and most recently track and signalling projects to drive sustainable choices in design and construction with resounding success. Aside from being an awards scheme the Thameslink Programme recognised the value of CEEQUAL in improving sustainability performance supporting both our sustainable development policy and Network Rail’s Infrastructure Projects sustainability commitments. This case study sets out how Thameslink Programme has achieved sustainability best practice through the application of CEEQUAL. It includes:

  • The role and benefits of CEEQUAL
  • How Thameslink achieved CEEQUAL excellence
  • Our successes
  • Our challenges.

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Case Studies

CEEQUAL: Bermondsey Dive Under

This CEEQUAL case study assesses how a truly collaborative approach between client, designers, and contractors significantly reduced carbon, materials, waste and cost.

CEEQUAL: Blackfriars station

This CEEQUAL assessment explains how the Blackfriars station redevelopment aimed to achieve best in class performance in sustainable design and construction.

CEEQUAL: Borough Viaduct

This CEEQUAL case study evaluates how the Borough Viaduct project reduced the impact to neighbours and preserved the historic environment.

CEEQUAL: Farringdon station

How CEEQUAL helped both measure and drive sustainability performance during the redevelopment of Farringdon station.

CEEQUAL: London Bridge station

This CEEQUAL case study assesses how sustainability was integrated into the design and construction of London Bridge station.

Whole Life Costings: London Bridge station

Achieving Whole Life Cost objectives for five key project elements: Geothermal Piles and Heat Pump, Escalators, Lifts, Photovoltaic Cells and Platform and Concourse Lighting.

Sustainable Construction: London Bridge Station

How a collaborative approach between Network Rail and Costain encouraged a sustainability ‘blueprint for delivery of major complex projects’

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