ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2011
The East London Line project has scooped two more awards at the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards 2011.
The extension of the East London Line received the top trophy, the ‘Greatest contribution to London’ award as well as the ‘Community’ award at the event. These latest accolades add to the five awards the project has already won since it opened in 2010.
Over on the east side of town, a tired forgotten tube line has been transformed into a shiny new service. It is a perfect example of how to reuse old bits of infrastructure to create something so much better and useful than what went before. But this line extends far beyond its nuts and bolts as it has opened up the east side of town. Half a million people now use it every day with numbers expected to rise further, and those benefits make the new line fully deserving of the community award. The line cuts a swathe through some of the most deprived areas of the capital so will bring enormous regeneration benefits in the long term too. This powerful new tool in the regeneration of east London toolbox is why it won the greatest contribution to London award too.The Judging Panel
Scott White and Hookins designed and detailed 400 line-side signalling, power supply and communications installations, all to a tight programme. This involved site surveys, interfacing with the other disciplines and obtaining assurance approval for each structure. Installations included UTXs, REBs, LOCs, RRAPs, signal and gantry bases, electrical sub-stations, elevated steel platforms and retaining walls.