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Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Northern Line Extension monitoring wins Gold at the Green Apple Awards

On Friday 11th November Simon Perry, Associate Director, accompanied colleagues from Ferrovial, Laing O’Rourke and TfL to the International Green Apple Awards at the House of Commons; Temple and this wider team’s air quality and noise monitoring for the Northern Line Extension was shortlisted for the Innovation Award. Temple has worked on this project since 2014. We’re delighted to announce that the project won gold award in this category. The awards are organised by the Green Organisation: an international, independent, non-profit, non-political, non-activist environment group, dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

The project was nominated for the award on account of the use of Sigicom INFRA System, an environmental monitoring system. The system provides real-time, accurate and reliable data on noise and air quality on a daily basis over four sites. The system enabled the project to self-report on the levels of dust, noise and vibration, which could be instantly shared with internal and external stakeholders. If high levels were detected, the team would be sent a tiered alert, so that they could immediately assess the issue. This is the first time a major infrastructure project has fully integrated this system in the UK.

The Northern Line Extension is a huge project, due for completion in 2020. Parts of the project involve 24-hour construction in densely populated areas. This has the potential to cause a lot of disturbance to residents, as well as impact environmental goals set out by Transport for London (TfL). The project, led by Joint Venture FLO (Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke), rose to the challenge by meeting these goals.

Temple staff are working as an integrated part of the FLO environment team, and have collaborated on monitoring, environmental management and the section 61 consenting process.

Simon Perry said of the award:

“It is a real pleasure to work with Flo on this project, they have embraced and championed a culture which encourages the team to seek to improve on the status quo by implementing new technology; this award recognises this approach.”

We would like to congratulate everyone at FLO on this award.