The Thameslink Programme won the overall ‘Eric Hughes Award’ at the 2019 CEEQUAL awards having set an unprecedented standard for major infrastructure projects to follow. This special prize is awarded to nominee projects that in the organisation’s view have demonstrated an ‘outstanding contribution to sustainability in civil engineering’.
The award, named after the CEEQUAL Chairman 2006 to 2013, is a tremendous achievement for everyone involved. It reflects the fact that Thameslink Programme projects have either won or been highly commended in nine previous CEEQUAL awards categories during three previous ceremonies.
As well as this prize, the project team from the London Bridge Station Redevelopment won the individual ‘Effects on Neighbours’ category thanks to some great engagement with the local community. The same team also won the award in the ‘Historic Environments’ category for their efforts to preserve certain heritage aspects of the station.
Not to be outdone, the Thameslink Programme’s Bermondsey Dive Under team also picked up a ‘highly commended’ in the Ecology and Diversity category for efforts to achieve a net positive increase in biodiversity after completion of the construction work.