Haymarket station scoops top engineering award

Scotland’s fourth busiest railway station has been crowned the overall winner of the 2015 Saltire Awards, following completion of a major refurbishment and extension project.

The newly refurbished Haymarket station is crowned overall winner of the ICE Scotland Saltire Awards 2015.
The newly refurbished Haymarket station is crowned overall winner of the ICE Scotland Saltire Awards 2015.

Announced annually, the Saltire Civil Engineering Award is a much coveted accolade from the Saltire Society and the Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland recognising excellence and innovation in civil engineering.

The state of the art transport hub at Haymarket in Edinburgh's west end has been created to accommodate a predicted 6 million increase in passenger numbers over the next 15 years. The £25 million redevelopment includes the refurbishment of an existing Grade A listed station building and a major extension.

The new concourse building, which bridges the platforms and rail lines, was constructed in a former car park adjacent to the station and required two 110 tonne modules to be lifted into place overnight. This innovative solution enabled the completion date to be brought forward by nearly a year, and ensured all work was undertaken while the station was fully operational and without disruption to train services.

Other projects to receive commendations this year include the Borders Railway, Ullapool Harbour Improvements, the redevelopment of Hampden Park for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and flood alleviation in Inverness. The Awards were presented at a gala event in the National Museum of Scotland on Wednesday 28 October.

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