New South Entrance to City of Leeds main railway station, Pontefract

15 November, 2017 | 10:30 - 14:00

Venue address:

Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel
Thorpe Lane
Badsworth
Pontefract WF9 1AB
United Kingdom
The project team worked tirelessly to overcome challenges during the project - floods, high winds and bees to name a few
The project team worked tirelessly to overcome challenges during the project - floods, high winds and bees to name a few

About this event

100,000 passengers a day pass through Leeds Railway Station, with an increasing number approaching from and returning to the south of the city. Until 2016 this involved walking a convoluted route down steep steps, under the station and along a busy road. Now an award winning, architecturally magnificent entrance and passage has transformed this journey into a quicker and much more pleasant experience.

Whilst the passengers’ walk is now much easier, the design and build process was anything but. The entrance was built in a river, wrapped around a 150 year old viaduct, above an electrified railway, joined into two separate footbridges and squeezed between two apartment blocks. The project team worked tirelessly to overcome all of these anticipated challenges and many more - floods, high winds and bees to name a few. The talk will explore a variety of these challenges.

Programme

10.30: Coffee and registration
11.00: Presentation, followed by questions and discussion
12.45: Bar open and buffet lunch service

Speaker

Penny Gilg MEng (Hons) MSc GMICE, Consultant, Transport Planning, Atkins
Please see the ‘speaker’ tab for more details.

Booking

Contact Hugh Allan mail@hughallan.net by midday on Monday 13 November 2017 to book your free place. Please let Hugh know if you would like to stay for the buffet lunch, the cost for lunch will be £12 per person and £2 for dessert, payable on the day.

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions expressed on any matters by the presenters or participants during or in connection with this presentation are solely the views of the authors of the respective comments and/or opinions and must not be taken to be the views of ICE or any other organisation. ICE makes no representations, warranties or assurances concerning any information provided in these presentations and accepts no responsibility for the content and/or accuracy.

Speaker

Penny Gilg MEng (Hons) MSc GMICE, Consultant, Transport Planning, Atkins

Penny is a Graduate Member of the institution, hoping to achieve chartered status soon, with a first class honours degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Masters in Programme and Project Management sponsored by Network Rail. She worked for Network Rail on the Hitchin grade separation project before progressing to the post of Project Manager for the Leeds Station South Entrance. She then worked for TSP Projects as a Graduate Bridge Engineer, and is now a Consultant, Transport Planning, for Atkins.

Penny was the 2016 winner of the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Emerging Engineer Award and is Graduate Member of the national ICE Transport Expert Panel.

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