Two projects which formed part of the £7bn government sponsored Thameslink Programme have been shortlisted for Exceptional Achievement Awards (EEA) by CEEQUAL.

The two projects are the Bermondsey Dive Under, in the Ecology and Biodiversity category and the reconstruction of London Bridge station, in the Carbon, Heritage and Effect on Neighbours categories

Both projects have received excellent ratings in the CEEQUAL process. The Bermondsey Dive Under received a whole project award of 96.6 per cent and London Bridge station a whole team award of 97.3 per cent.

The CEEQUAL Exceptional Achievement Awards showcase and reward project teams who have pioneered innovation and have demonstrated pinnacle best practice in a specific area on their project. The awards celebrate exceptional achievement within a specific topic so the project’s overall CEEQUAL assessment score is not taken into consideration.

CEEQUAL is the evidence-based sustainability assessment, rating and awards scheme for civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm project. The scheme operates alongside BREEAM – bringing together the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods for buildings, master planning, and infrastructure.

Duncan Wilkes, Network Rail Project Director, Infrastructure Projects said: “To have two projects shortlisted for these prestigious awards pays tribute to the skill, expertise and dedication of the people who delivered these amazing projects. Both the Dive Under and the new London Bridge station play important roles within the wider Thameslink Programme which has transformed north-south travel through London, dramatically improving millions of passenger journeys each year.”