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Crossrail station designer wins Queen’s Award

Paddington elizabeth line station

Crossrail station designer WestonWilliamson & Partners (WW&P) has bagged a Queen’s Award for exporting its expertise.

The architecture and urban design practice has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) in “recognition of outstanding international growth”.

WW&P was commended for working on project in Australia and Canada following its work on Crossrail.

Following its work on the new Elizabeth line stations at Paddington and Woolwich, WW&P won contracts on the Melbourne Metro extension, the Sydney Metro and a line extension in Toronto as well as work at the Canadian city’s airport.

In Melbourne, the firm is currently designing and delivering five stations, while in Sydney it is upgrade one station.

Meanwhile in Canada, the firm is designing two stations for the Yonge metro and at Toronto Pearson Airport, WW&P is designing a regional transit centre and passenger processing facility.

WW&P founding partner Chris Williamson said: “We are delighted to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which recognises our success in designing and delivering complex city-shaping projects around the world.

“London has led the world in gradually coaxing people out of cars and onto safe, reliable, efficient public transport, bringing with it great benefits to the environment and creating a more civilised city.

“We are proud to be a part of this transformation and excited by the opportunities to demonstrate our knowledge and approach to city-shaping in growing global cities around the world.

“Our export success shows that you don’t have to be a huge company to work and sell abroad. If you have a specialism, if you’re expert in your field, there are great opportunities.” 

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