Arup wins Royal Academy of Engineering Major Project Award for Kings Cross
On 2 July, five top engineers at Arup will receive the Major Project Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering at London’s Royal Opera House. The prize is presented to a team heading a major engineering project that has had ‘a substantial impact on society’ and will be awarded to five Arup engineers who have worked on the dramatic renovation of the King’s Cross area in London for the past 35 years.
The five engineers receiving the award are: John Turzynski; Peter Evans; Ian Gardner; Mike Byrne; and Jim Burridge. This team has transformed the formerly run-down area of King’s Cross into a thriving new district complete with a smooth-running multi-modal transport interchange. Arup was involved with three key station schemes at the King’s Cross site - St Pancras International, King’s Cross and St Pancras Underground Station - alongside nearby developments such as the British Library and King's Cross Square.
Sir John Parker GBE FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering commented: “The renovation of the King’s Cross area is a stunning example of sustained engineering achievement and urban design within very specific design constraints. The reimagined King’s Cross station, for example, is a testament to the elegance of modern engineering solutions and a powerful demonstration of the vital importance of engineering to the UK economy.”