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Haymarket Station named best civil engineering project

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October 29 2015

Haymarket Station named best civil engineering project
Edinburgh’s remodelled Haymarket Station has been named best civil engineering project at the 2015 Saltire Civil Engineering Awards, seeing off competition from the Borders Railway, Ullapool harbour, Hampden Park and a River Ness flood alleviation scheme – each of which received a commendation.

Scotland’s fourth busiest railway station has been refurbished and extended to accommodate a projected increase in passenger numbers of 6m over the next 15 years, requiring renovation of the existing A-listed building and construction of a new concourse.

The £25m project required two 110 tonne modules to be lifted into place overnight whilst the station remained fully operational with minimal disruption to services.

Gordon Pomphrey, chair of the assessors’ panel, concluded: “The winning project demonstrated excellent collaborative working on a live and complex site. That it was delivered safely without disruption to rail services or passengers is a credit to the team involved.”

The new-look station was designed by IDP Architects and Morgan Sindall.
A flood alleviation scheme on the River Ness by Mott MacDonaldm Coffey Group, Morgan Sindall, McLaughlin & Harvey Construction was praised for turning a practical solution into a broader asset
A flood alleviation scheme on the River Ness by Mott MacDonaldm Coffey Group, Morgan Sindall, McLaughlin & Harvey Construction was praised for turning a practical solution into a broader asset
Hampden Park by Holmes Miller and WH Malcolm was recognised for 'adopting systems and techniques never previously used on such a large scale'
Hampden Park by Holmes Miller and WH Malcolm was recognised for 'adopting systems and techniques never previously used on such a large scale'

Runners up in the contest included the 61km long Borders Railway built by BAM Nuttall
Runners up in the contest included the 61km long Borders Railway built by BAM Nuttall
Ullapool Harbour improvements undertaken by Wallace Stone and RJ MacLeod won plaudits for their low-risk caisson solution to a difficult engineering challenge
Ullapool Harbour improvements undertaken by Wallace Stone and RJ MacLeod won plaudits for their low-risk caisson solution to a difficult engineering challenge

2 Comments

Cadmonkey
#1 Posted by Cadmonkey on 29 Oct 2015 at 18:52 PM
Is it an acceptable architectural criticism to complain that Scotland's new 4th busiest station should have a newsagent. I should be able to buy a Golf Monthly here before I depart on my long journey......especially as it doesn't look like a station, more like a Tesco.
Stephen
#2 Posted by Stephen on 29 Oct 2015 at 21:11 PM
It has two shops selling newspapers and magazines: M&S in the main hall, and Pumpkin cafe on Platform 4.

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