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Monday, 25th November 2019

Temple shortlisted at Tunnelling Festival 2019 Awards

Temple is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Innovation in Instrumentation & Monitoring category at this year’s NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards

Temple with FLO (The Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture) put together a joint submission for their work on the Northern Line Extension project.

As part of the wider regeneration of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea, an extension of the Charing Cross branch of the London Underground Northern line was proposed by TfL.  The extension comprises two new 3.2km running tunnels joining the existing network at Kennington and terminating at Battersea Power Station.  The scheme includes two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station and two new ventilation shafts at Kennington Green and Kennington Park.

The project has required major construction sites close to residential and commercial properties, often with works taking place during the evening, night and at weekends. The control of noise, vibration and air quality during construction has been a major challenge faced while delivering the programme.

An integrated monitoring system has been utilised which reports noise, vibration, air quality and weather data within a single web-based system which has allowed the FLO team to easily identify any potential impacts caused by the works.  Temple has also been providing FLO with support on noise, vibration and air quality throughout the project.

The project was previously recognised at the International Green Apple Awards 2016, where the project won gold in the innovation category, at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2018, where the project was highly commended in the Environmental Noise Category, and at the John Connell Awards 2018, where the project was highly commended in the Innovation category.

The winners will be announced at the Tunnelling Festival’s gala dinner on 5 December at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge.

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