TOTAL INTEGRATION Design grabbed the £1,000 top prize in Team Build 2001, one of the few competitions to span the eight major construction institutions.
Reflecting this, the winning team (pictured with ICE vice president Adrian Long and competition chairman Richard Rooley) was made up of Buro Happold's Ollie Kelly, Hayley Fitchett and James Piggott, Edward Cullinan Architects' Alison Farwell, and Davis Langdon and Everest's Eric Ong-Seng.
Speaking at the event, Long said: 'It was great to see young engineers, architects and planners working together as a team. This augurs well for the future leadership role of professionals within the construction industry.'
Based on the regeneration of the Kings Cross Central site after the Channel Tunnel terminus has been built, the client body, London and Continental Railways, prepared a challenging brief for the site incorporating canal-side mixed use developments.
In a competitive atmosphere the cross disciplinary teams developed the scheme through the stages of outline planning, whole life performance, outline design, contract strategy, detailed design and construction and operation.