Battersea sites shortlisted for London’s greatest infrastructure achievements awards
The top 10 projects shortlisted for London’s greatest infrastructure achievement for this year have been revealed.
Awards are to be given next month for the best infrastructure project, innovation, and community benefit. Among the nominees, there are three Battersea-related infrastructure sites that contribute to the extraordinary transformation of Battersea including the improvement of the Battersea Power Station development itself.
Released by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the shortlisted projects will be also up for The Greatest Contribution to London award.
Considered for the top accolades are:
Kirtling Street Temporary Marine Structures in Battersea Power Station, to aid the use of river transport for the Thames Tideway project
Nine Elms South Bank Cable Tunnel to upgrade critical power infrastructure for Battersea residents
Chelsea to Battersea Tunnel by Cadent Gas, a project to future-proof London’s gas infrastructure.
The regeneration of Nines Elms and the redevelopment of the historic Battersea Power Station to a vibrant neighbourhood by the river is a well-thought project that will add to London’s everlasting charm and beauty.
The shareholders of Battersea Power Station take their custodial duties of preserving and maintaining the renowned landmark for future generations very seriously. The completion of the Power Station chimney rebuild was marked by the illumination of the river-facing chimneys in late 2017.
Much attention has also been placed upon serving the community of Battersea, the surrounding areas and London to a greater extent.
It is estimated that Battersea Power Station has contributed over £200m to the funding solution for the Northern line extension, that will provide excellent transport links to the area. As a result, the three nominations for London’s greatest infrastructure achievement is a testament of the importance of the Battersea Power Station regeneration to all Londoners.
Among the nominees is the £14.8bn Crossrail project, set to deliver the new Elizabeth line in December this year. The Crossrail is Europe’s largest infrastructure project, significantly advancing London transport.
Here’s the full list of the top 10 infrastructure projects
- Crossrail – delivering the Elizabeth line; Europe’s largest infrastructure project
- Thames Estuary Asset Management 2100 – upgrading and monitoring London’s tidal defences for the future
- Victoria & Albert Museum, Exhibition Road Quarter – a new public cultural space for the museum
- Kirtling Street Temporary Marine Structures – enabling work to aid the use of river transport for the Thames Tideway project
- Enjoy Waltham Forest – place-making in Walthamstow and promoting healthier lifestyles
- Nine Elms South Bank Cable Tunnel – upgrading critical power infrastructure in the Battersea area
- Green Dragon Lane, London Borough of Enfield – London’s first road to include recycled plastic
- Chelsea to Battersea Tunnel by Cadent Gas – future-proofing London’s gas infrastructure
- Nereda Technology – technology in wastewater treatment for Thames Water
- Southwark to City of London Cable Tunnel – new infrastructure to ensure reliable electricity supply.
“Our awards, in association with SNC-Lavalin and Atkins, showcase how new infrastructure can improve the lives of millions of the capital’s residents and demonstrates the fantastic and exciting schemes that London-based engineering companies are delivering every day,” said Jonathan Baggs, director of ICE London.
Copperstones would like to wish good luck to all the finalists.
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