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Fleming Award 2014 – Victoria station upgrade northern tunnels, Manchester

14 October, 2015 | 18:30 - 20:30

The Victoria station upgrade was the winner of the Fleming Award in 2014
The Victoria station upgrade was the winner of the Fleming Award in 2014

About this event

The award winning and innovative scheme to install more than 2,000 interlocking jet grout columns for safe tunnelling in challenging ground conditions with water-bearing fine sands overlying London Clay. The project successfully adopted the first large-scale use of jet grouting for tunnel construction in the UK.

A strong safety culture throughout the project used a combination of Sprayed Concrete Lining (SCL) tunnels, without extraneous pre-support or lattice girders, but instead used an industry leading technique of angling the excavation face away to reduce the risk to construction team.

All of these works took place within a congested part of central London, with minimal interference to commuters alongside a National Rail Station, Bus Terminus and London Victoria Underground Station with volume losses and settlements falling comfortably within anticipated values.


  • Peter Rutty (Mott MacDonald)
  • Craig Prangley (Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall JV)
  • TBA (Keller)

Refreshments will be served from 18:00 for a meeting start of 18:30.

Organised jointly by North West Geotechnical Group / ICE Manchester Branch.