Search

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

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, 16:20
Jackie Litambola and Peach colleagues

The mother of a murdered teenager has backed a “save havens” scheme for young people to help prevent future deaths from street violence.

Yesterday, 15:47
Dautzenberg posing in a mobile phone photo with criminal money on March 26

A criminal from Canning Town who attacked women and snatched their jewellery in West London has been jailed for six years.

Yesterday, 13:00
Siobhan Kangataram and Amanda Harvey, from Network Rail, hand over a very large toy collection.

If your train was delayed recently, there may have been a very good reason for it.

Yesterday, 12:00
The wool covered tree in Woodgrange Road

Decorating a tree for Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning in Forest Gate.

Christmas14

Most read news

Prices are dropping like nobody’s business – and they’re set to fall further in January.

Cook congratulates employees on one of the biggest year’s in Apple’s history.

A Gogglebox family will have to keep their comments about the week’s TV to themselves from now on.

The online encyclopaedia created a special video showing how the year’s event are linked.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition