We are delighted to hear the news that another of our projects, Haymarket Railway station, has won a national engineering award following its £25million refurbishment and extension. This comes less than a fortnight after Advocates Close week was awarded Project of the Year by RICS.
The 2015 Saltire Civil Engineering Award was given to the Edinburgh station at a ceremony last night in the National Museum of Scotland.
Haymarket was named the overall winner of the Awards in recognition of excellence in civil engineering. This includes the refurbishment of an existing 1842 Grade A listed station building which our team carefully cladded to complement the original structure and the façade.
The panel who awarded the 2015 prize said the project demonstrated “excellent collaborative working on a live and complex site”.
Curtis Moore carried out the roofing, cladding and façade works at Haymarket within an 18-month programme. Throughout this time our operatives worked both day and nightshift operations to complete the project ahead of time.
Having Linkup Network Rail Accreditation greatly assisted in the process of ensuring that the works were carried out in accordance with Network Rail procedures. Our trained and certified railway approved operatives installed most of the specialist systems under Possession and Isolation of the rail track.
Extending the original complex while trying to not to disrupt the thousands of passengers passing through the doors every day was a challenge. But the team of contractors behind the project managed to do just that – while bringing the completion date forward by a year.
The Borders railway, Ullapool Harbour Berth improvements, Hampden Park redevelopment for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and River Ness flood alleviation were all awarded commendations.
We’re delighted to be part of another award-winning project and wish to congratulate all teams involved in the development!