IP Central – HS2 ONW South – Euston Enabling Works

Skanska Civil Engineering

Construction Project Overview

This project involves the enabling works for the new High Speed 2 (HS2) station at Euston Station, London. It includes the removal of platforms 15 and 16, sidings, staff accommodation, ticket hall, lost property, trade reception, and some retail. Skanska Civil Engineering has been awarded a Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold National Site Award for the incredible standards upheld during the project in 2023. Site teams have demonstrated a strong commitment to high standards and considerate construction practices throughout their work for 2023 and have been exemplary in their approach to considerate construction.

Project Highlights

The site has been well-maintained, with a substantial setup and project offices near the work area. This setup presents a professional image of the industry. HS2 centrally handled public news updates, while Skanska had an action plan for social value, including local school, college, and charity engagement. The project produced excellent environmental policies and a detailed carbon strategy. It would have been beneficial to further promote environmental achievements to the community. Skanska’s recent SHELT award for carbon reduction was a noteworthy achievement that could have been shared publicly and submitted to the CCS Best Practice Hub. Security measures were robust, including face recognition turnstiles. Welfare facilities were comprehensive and addressed diverse needs. The project championed healthy living, mental health awareness, and access to wellbeing checks.

Innovations & Best Practices

The site team also improved workflows by implementing a CCS-approved innovation by introducing innovative 3D modelling technology during the setting-out process. The team used specialised instruments to import files, enabling precise extraction of crucial points and lines. This innovative 3D approach successfully replaced traditional 2D drawings at the IPC Euston construction site.

Respecting the Community

The project maintained a professional image, with informative di-bond panels wrapped around the main works area. Site perimeters were regularly maintained and the site itself was well-organised. HS2 managed formal public engagement and complaints, while Skanska had a social value plan focused on local engagement. The site’s CCS Scheme registration was promoted to the workforce and community.

Caring for the Environment

The Skanska team have actively promoted its environmental policies and awareness. The project practised full waste segregation and energy reduction. A detailed carbon strategy with a net-zero carbon target was in place, actively engaging the supply chain in carbon reduction efforts. All mobile machinery was NRMM registered. COSHH control procedures were evident, and fixed noise and air monitors minimised site disruptions. Existing ecology was also protected and monitored.

Valuing the Workforce

Site security included face recognition turnstiles, demonstrating robust safety and emergency plans. The workforce has engaged in safety practices through briefings, toolbox talks, and a suggestion procedure. Welfare facilities were comprehensive and addressed diverse requirements. The project promoted healthy living, mental health awareness, an employee assistance programme, and access to wellbeing checks.

Congratulations to the team for these outstanding performance levels.

Award Level

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