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Join the ICE West Midlands Regional Chair, Gbenga Oludotun, for the next event in his Chair's Programme. Sam Uren, Engineering Director at SLC Rail, will cover how this award-winning station was created and how sustainability was at the heart of the design and delivery of the project.
Rail patronage in Worcestershire was behind the national average, with CrossCountry rail services going through Worcestershire without stopping and insufficient car parking at key Worcester stations. Due to the potential positive impact on economic growth, Worcestershire County Council held aspirations to build a new parkway station and undertook one of the most complex infrastructure projects in its history.
In this presentation, Sam will talk about how SLC Rail worked with Worcestershire County Council to create a station, which went on to win both Large Project and Geotechnical Awards and was crowned the Overall Winner at the ICE West Midlands ICE Awards in 2020. She will also discuss the design, the ecology of the site, how BIM helped with the design interface and how the station considered many environmental factors throughout the project.
Engineering Director, SLC Rail
Sam is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with over 25 years’ experience leading multidisciplinary engineering projects. She specialises in new stations and railway infrastructure and has a wealth of experience in design and project management, as well as strategic rail development roles.
Sam is experienced in managing all stages of design and delivery and understands how to construct schemes in the complex railway environment. She also has an excellent understanding of the implications of development for the wider environment, anticipating and managing potential frustrations for schemes.
A passionate STEM champion, Sam regularly gives talks to inspire younger people into engineering careers.
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