Tunnel Academy


Tunnel Academy, Ilford Tunnel Academy, Ilford


RPS produced the detailed architectural design in addition to our engineering services and ecological input for this important building for Crossrail.

The building provides a two storey training facility including an area to house a 40m simulated tunnel boring environment complete with tunnelling equipment which provides Europe’s only teaching facility to enable students to learn soft ground tunnelling techniques.

The design had to overcome many difficult constraints not least that the site was very restricted and adjacent to a live railway with extensive overground and underground services in the vicinity.