17th July 2019

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, Network Rail Ltd

Major Project

Thameslink Programme

Of Interest To

Consultants Contractors Leadership teams Operators Private sector clients Public sector clients

Protecting and conserving built heritage while delivered a major infrastructure programme


Britain’s railway heritage is the world’s richest. Along with churches and government departments the railway industry is one of the most significant owners of historic premises and structures. As the railways experience their biggest investment since Victorian times there is a need to protect and conserve their rich history and heritage.

Preserving our historic environment is also recognised as a key component of delivering sustainable infrastructure programmes. Delivering the Thameslink Programme (TLP) had heritage impacts both in operation and construction. To minimise this impact the programme worked closely with local authorities and English Heritage to protect and conserve heritage at a number of locations including Farringdon, Blackfriars, Borough Market and London Bridge as well as including this commitment in the TLP Sustainability Strategy.