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Leeds Station wins Tekla Award
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Congratulations to the William Hare UK team who worked on the Leeds Station Southern Entrance project. The project recently won the UK Tekla Award 2015 Steel Category. 

The modelling of the structure was very complex geometry, and close coordination with the architect and the engineer was essential as achieving the correct set-out of the steel was imperative. A point cloud survey was also used to establish the constraints of the existing site and included the arches, platforms, rail track and existing steel. By doing this, good clear insight was obtained as to what challenges would need to be addressed during the construction phase of the project.

One of the most challenging parts of the project was its location, being centred over the River Aire and locked on all sides by stations and existing structures. Every steel member needed to be barged into the site from the marshalling point on Water Lane. Some of the steel frame was located under the existing brick arches and inventive ways of both delivering and erecting the steel in to its final location were needed. In conjunction with Network Rail possession works for the steel elements that are over the track, made planning and logistics key to the project. The use of the model made this task easier and improved the intelligence available at an early stage of the construction schemes development. The judges comments on the project were; A nice looking but complex model. The clever workflow to manoeuvre in complex spaces is impressive.

Peter Ryder and Christopher Grime went to collect the award on behalf of the company (pictured right with Tekla UK Managing Director Andrew Bellerby). A special mention also goes to Kyle Carter, Sue Wadsworth, Steve Bleasby, Josh Emerson and the JLM team who were instrumental in the success of the project.

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