The Notting Hill & Ealing High School team in this year’s Engineering in Education Scheme are through to the regional finals after winning the Prize for Best Contribution to Business, the top prize at a Celebration and Assessment Day at UCL’s Department of Engineering,
The Engineering Education Scheme is a nation-wide 6-month long scheme designed to give Year 12 students a realistic insight in to a career in engineering. This year, the group’s mentors are Network Rail and Taylor Woodrow and their project is based around the construction of the Crossrail West stations.
The task was to conduct a BREEAM pre-assessment on the new plans for Southall station. BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. As well as an assessment of the new plans for the station, the team were also asked to try and improve its BREEAM rating by at least one level within a budget of £100,000.
On the 20th of March, research complete and presentation polished, the team went to the Crossrail headquarters in Canary Wharf to present to a panel including the Director of Crossrail West. Their ideas were very well received with much of their proposal now being considered for implementation, not only at Southall, but at all 13 of the Crossrail West stations.