CEEQUAL Awards presented in London: Crossrail Running Tunnels West Bond Street & Tottenham Court Road SCL

On 3 December 2015, a CEEQUAL Award was presented in London, as part of the NCE’s Tunnelling Summit & Underground Space Awards. The Crossrail Running Tunnels West Bond Street & Tottenham Court Road SCL received an ‘Excellent’ Whole Project Award. Certificates were presented by the Chair in Built Environment Foresight (UCL), Senior Vice President of the Institute of Civil Engineers and Vice Chairman of the Construction Industry Council, Professor Tim Broyd.


The success of the project was based on a strong commitment to sustainability that was embedded in the management processes on the outset of the project. The details of the scheme were developed in close consultation with local communities, which continued throughout design and construction.

Key design and construction features of the project include:

  • More than 99.99% of waste was diverted from landfill, with arisings from tunnelling work being reused in the development of wetlands at Wallasea Island.
  • A 2000 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions from vehicles achieved by using trains to haul tunneling waste to the port at Northfleet, from where the material was conveyed by boat to Wallasea.
  • Temporary and permanent works sourced from BES6001 certified suppliers.
  • The temporary railway used during the construction process was specially designed with resilient track supports to minimise airborne noise and reduce the transmission of vibration.

Certificates were presented to Steve Kay from Bechtel Ltd, David Harper from BAM Nuttall Ltd and Daniel Webster and Andres Buitrego-Moreno from BFK.