Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale today

Crossrail gets award for sinking Canary Wharf station under the docks

08:36 23 May 2014

Artist impression of Crossrail

Artist impression of Crossrail's Canary Wharf station beneath the docks

Miller Hare Limited

Crossrail has won the London Infrastructure civil engineering award for managing to build Canary Wharf station beneath the docks and for restoring an old Victorian tunnel in east London.

The award for design and construction was presented last night at the Institute of Civil Engineering by BBC London’s Alice Bhandhukravi.

It recognised projects with tough civil engineering challenges, including “the tight logistics and substructure technology” of sinking a complete station into Canary Wharf’s West India Dock and also preserving and refurbishing Silvertown’s 150-year-old Connaught Tunnel under the Royal Docks.

Deputy London Mayor Victoria Borwick said: “These projects generated training and career development for our future civil engineers which also utilised the best of our British supply chain.”

Crossrail also scooped the People’s Choice award, with 3,600 votes by the public for “London’s favourite civil engineering project”.

The award for Greatest Contribution to London went to London Underground for three upgrade schemes.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
Newham Show

It’s that time of the year again.

Robin
Yesterday, 08:00
Women urged to learn about breast cancer

Doctors across Newham are urging elderly women to be more aware of breast cancer and to request an appointment to be screened every three years.

Zuhair Zarifa
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Jack Eyers will be modelling at the event in Beckton

A disability catwalk will be taking place in Beckton this week.

University of East London
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Chidera Eze

Ambitious college students have the opportunity to take part in an exciting new initiative.

Newham College

Most read news

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder