Case Studies

Orlyval Metro Paris

Orlyval is a light Métro of type VAL with small gauge in the south of Paris between the station of the RERB of Antony and the Aéroport of Orly. Matra Transport which had produced a number of VAL (Véhicule Automatique Léger) systems in Lille, was highly interested in establishing a VAL system in Paris. This…

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Dartford Third Crossing

The Dartford-Thurrock crossing, also known as the Third Dartford Crossing and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, is the first major Build-Operate-Transfer (B.O.T.) project developed in the U.K. this century. The crossing is the third road link over the Thames River between Kent and Essex counties, and complements the existing, two separate, north-and south-bound tunnels completed…

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Eden Project Cornwall

The Eden project in Cornwall was conceived by Tim Smitt in 1993. His vision for Eden was ‘to promote understanding and responsible management of the vital relationship between plant, people and resources, leading towards sustainable development’. The project was mobilised in 1994 with a £40,000 grant from Restormell District Council with Nicolas Grimshaw acting as…

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Wembley Case Study

Wembley was designed by architects HOK Sport and Foster and Partners with engineers Mott MacDonald, built by Multiplex and funded by Sport England, WNSL (Wembley National Stadium Limited), the Football Association, the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the London Development Agency. It is the most expensive stadium ever built at a cost of…

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