• 2 May 2019

Chris Welch talks about regeneration of Abbey Wood

Chris Welch, Regional Director for Waterman Infrastructure & Environment, has been invited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) to talk about the dramatic transformation of Abbey Wood Station on Tuesday 14 May.

The joint venture between the London Borough of Bexley, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Crossrail, Network Rail and TfL in partnership with developer Peabody, has altered the South East London area into a thriving business and residential hub.

With the opening of the new Crossrail station in December 2018, the regeneration scheme has been granted planning permission for a new Sainsbury’s supermarket, 220 residential homes, a library, retail units and a public square to surround the station. This is further to Peabody building 1,500 new homes on nearby sites along Harrow Manorway through the Mayor of London’s Housing Zone programme.

As part of his talk, Chris will provide an overview of the project’s history, collaborative design, engineering challenges, completed works and wider improvements within the Abbey Wood and Thamesmead area.

Chris has been at the forefront of Waterman’s highways and infrastructure team for over 17 years, delivering both major projects and framework consultancy services whilst expanding the delivery of services across the London Boroughs and South East. He is responsible for the overall scheme development at Abbey Wood where our team has been involved in the regeneration from the early stages in 2009, providing engineering consultancy services for the public realm design and transport interchange, in addition to maximising the station capacity as part of the surrounding urban rejuvenation.

The free event will take place at the Bexleyheath Marriott Hotel, starting at 18:00. To find out more, please visit the ICE events page here.

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