Haymarket Station named best civil engineering project
October 29 2015remodelled 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.
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