Our members – engineering and professional services consultancy WSP, working with SME Expedition Engineering, have continued to undertake a series of value engineering reviews for Old Oak Common, following the station designs which were revealed earlier this year.

Taking advantage of the results from wind tunnel tests and a snow load review, the team of structural design engineers, in partnership with architects Wilkinson Eyre, concluded that structural thicknesses and profiles in the station roof could be modified to allow for 27% less material to be used with a total steel reduction of over 1000 tonnes. This is an amount equivalent to a 2700 tonne reduction in embodied carbon and a cost saving of £7m. You can read the full article here