The £6.5bn government-sponsored Thameslink Programme sought to define and implement a sector-leading approach to sustainability with sustainability at its heart, so that environmental, social and economic benefits would be delivered as part of “business as usual” to local communities and stakeholders in the upgrade of North-South train services through London and redevelopment of London Bridge Station.
Our consultants have worked with the Board, sponsors and Head of Consents and Sustainability, since 2012, to:
The framework established has enabled Thameslink to achieve significant sustainability benefits:
Of full-time construction jobs on Thameslink
Long term unemployed into work
Sixty people local residents from Southwark, who had been unemployed for over 6 months were found jobs on the programme
Visits to schools, colleges, universities and even prisons were conducted to encourage a new and more diverse workforce