PROJECT WINS AND AWARDS UK
WSP has been appointed on the Tangdao Bay Mixed Development Project in Qingdao, China, to provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering services from concept design to completion.
ALDER HEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
WSP has partnered with Samsung SDS to drive the development of new technologies for the transportation and construction sectors. The companies will collaborate on systems for engineering projects worldwide in a range of fields, including smart cities, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and intelligent building management projects. In the field of transportation, the agreement will cover rail, road, airports and smart cities; within construction, it will focus on security, surveillance, intelligent building management and digital convergence services. The two companies have already been successfully working together for three years. This multi- project agreement recognises the growing opportunity that the convergence of technology with property and infrastructure projects presents.
Designs have been unveiled for the new Alder Hey children’s hospital in Liverpool, a 270-bed facility next door to the current site, worth £273m.
An integrated WSP team from the Manchester and Birmingham offices is providing full civil, structural, transport and geotechnical engineering services as part of the Acorn consortium, with John Laing, Laing O’Rourke and Interserve.
The designs drew inspiration from the patients themselves to create a hospital in a park setting, where the majority of bedrooms have views over the green space and easy access to play areas on and outside their wards.
The project covers 351,000m2 above ground and 150,000m2 below and is composed of hotel, marina club and wharf, residential towers, serviced offices, retail and public facilities, villas and car parking.
UK/SWEDEN WSP CEL and WSP Sweden are collaborating on the conceptual design for a new facility in Kalundborg in Denmark for global biotechnology company Novozymes. WSP CEL had already impressed the client while working on a site masterplan in Nottingham, UK. When it was invited to tender for the Danish project, the ability to bring in experts from WSP Sweden proved to be a great advantage. Novozymes has now invited WSP CEL to tender for a project at a second site in Denmark, at Bagsvaerd just outside Copenhagen.
Al Shaqab Equestrian Performance Arena in Doha, on which WSP Hong Kong provided full engineering services, has received a Commendation at the Structural Excellence Awards, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the UK’s Institution of Structural Engineers. The facility, which covers 980,000m², was completed for the Qatar Foundation and is now the region’s leading centre for equine education. The judges were impressed by a sophisticated structural design that protects horses and their riders from the harsh Arabic climate. The arena itself is almost 350m long and 34m high, and the development is shielded by a single roof.
TRANSIT OPERATIONS CENTRE IN RALEIGH
The American Public Works Association has selected a $28m transit operations centre in Raleigh, North Carolina, on which WSP SELLS provided site and civil engineering services, as one of its projects of the year. The state- of-the-art facility is located on 23 acres and will allow the city to consolidate transit maintenance and operations in one centralised location.
WSP SELLS’ solution for the site included many sustainable features such as systems for rainwater reuse, stormwater detention, parking and charging stations for alternative fuel vehicles, and native landscaping. The buildings themselves include bamboo flooring, skylights to maximise the use of daylight and a geothermal heating and cooling system. During construction, WSP SELLS also provided compliance and administration services to support the team’s application for a LEED Platinum sustainability rating.
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