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Halley VI – Life in the freezer, London

Event organised by ICE

19 November 2015
18:00 - 20:00 GMT
Godfrey Mitchell Theatre
One Great George Street
, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Michael Wright, Regional Director at AECOM and Lead Structural Engineer on the Halley VI project, presents a lecture on one of the most technically challenging projects ever delivered in the most inhospitable environment on the planet.

Since opening in February 2013, Halley VI has won a series of major awards, been used to promote British innovation globally and has even appeared on a commemorative £2 coin. The awards attributed to this project include the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards in the London-Based Design category and the IStructE Award for Sustainability.

The talk will cover the full Halley VI story: from the design competition with eighty-six entries; to the fact-finding tour of the previous station (Halley V); from the winning design to the construction of a ground-breaking building; from Michael's recent expedition; to the station to the challenges it faces in the future.


Michael Wright

Michael is a Regional Director at AECOM in St Albans, Hertfordshire. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds and returned to study a Masters. He has been with AECOM since 2000 and, prior to that, was with Ove Arup.

Michael is currently working on a variety of projects in the education, healthcare, commercial and retail sectors and has also worked at the Halley station over the last Antarctic summer.


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