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Leeds Station Southern Entrance recognised in engineering awards

The dramatic southern entrance to Leeds railway station has won a Yorkshire Structural Award for its outstanding engineering excellence.

The new entrance, engineered by Mott McDonald, was presented with the Award during a ceremony at the Met Hotel in Leeds, hosted by the Yorkshire Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

The Yorkshire Structural Awards are held each year to recognise outstanding structural engineering in the Yorkshire area or by Yorkshire firms. The station entrance was recognised as being a highly complex site, in close proximity to three operational railway lines as well as the River Aire.

The judges said: “A range of cutting edge tools and techniques were used to conquer this challenging site. Multiple engineering challenges needed to be addressed, not least how to construct within the fast-flowing river, and how to retain and strengthen the existing Victorian viaduct and station roof.

“New structures have been successfully integrated with existing ones to deliver a unique landmark building.”


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