The 2019 Ground Engineering Awards took place last night at the London Hilton on Park Lane and Dr. Sauer & Partners’ Bethan Haig and Ali Nasekhian were there, along with TfLs Mark Dewhirst to see if the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project would win the award for Technical Excellence it had been shortlisted for.
Although not the overall winner, we are delighted that the project and the solution for tunnelling, interception and supporting end bearing piles was highly commended by the judges. The solution which created the best track alignment for the new southbound Tube tunnel on the Northern Line at Bank meant the tunnel would intercept four unreinforced end bearing piles and partially intercept seven others. The judges were impressed with how this complex and challenging project with many diverse stakeholders, is being delivered.
Many congratulations to Skanska who won the award, and for their truly amazing work at 21 Moorfields, and to all the other winners.