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The regeneration is a joint initiative between The London Borough of Bexley, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Crossrail, Network Rail and TfL in partnership with developer Peabody.
The area is transforming into a thriving business and residential hub that saw the new Crossrail station open to customers in December 2018, allowing them to speed across London to the City, Canary Wharf, West End, Heathrow and beyond. The dramatically improved transport links make Abbey Wood an even more attractive place to live, work and visit, with more people, businesses and investments coming into the local area.
Waterman Infrastructure and Environment (WIE) have worked with the London Borough of Bexley for over 20 years and has been involved in the regeneration of Abbey Wood from the early stages in 2009. Our team has provided engineering consultancy services for a public realm design and transport interchange at the station to allow for the urban regeneration of the surrounding area to maximise the benefit by the additional station capacity.
Major renovations of the existing Public Realm on the Harrow Manorway Flyover and the side roads of Gayton Road and Felixstowe Road are under way for which our team have designed new high-quality paving, soft and hard landscaping, street lighting, transport infrastructure in the form of upgraded bus facilities and cycle parking. On the flyover, a new toucan crossing arrangement will compliment footway facilities and bus stop infrastructure to allow for seamless transition from the station to different modes of transport.
About the speaker:
Chris Welch is the WIE Regional Director for the Abbey Wood Station project, responsible for overall scheme development including business case, engineering design, traffic modelling and supervision in chief, from inception to construction. He has been at the forefront of the highways and infrastructure team for over 17 years delivering both major projects and framework consultancy services. He has played a vital role in delivering professional services to key local government clients and expanding the delivery of services across the London Boroughs and South East.
Adept at combining innovation and technical expertise with collaborative working and communication, Chris is seasoned at maximising high quality deliverables in line with client’s budget and programme constraints.
About his talk:
Chris will give an overview of the project to date – its history and the many stakeholders and consultations that have led to the current design – a summary of the recently completed works, the next steps in scheme delivery and wider improvements within Abbey Wood and Thamesmead area.
The focus of his presentation will be on the collaboration, engineering challenges and future opportunities driven by the project.
Image Courtesy of Crossrail / Network Rail / Fereday Pollard
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