Raising the bar with Crossrail’s Learning Legacy programme

Julian Bartlett


Crossrail is one of the most complex programmes ever undertaken in the UK.

The project is delivering ten new stations and 42km of new bored tunnels under London, and when complete, the Elizabeth line will increase central London’s rail capacity by ten percent.

We have worked on the programme since 2009 as part of Crossrail’s Programme Partner, helping to deliver the programme safely, on-time and within its funding.

Across every sector and service we work in, we strive to deliver best practice. Our aim is to extend the positive legacy of our clients by advancing the standards of the assets they create, supporting safe and efficient construction, and protecting resources for future generations.

As part of our commitment to promoting best practice and leaving a positive legacy across the sectors and regions we work in, we have been supporting Crossrail’s Learning Legacy programme.

The Crossrail Learning Legacy programme manages the collation and dissemination of good practice, lessons learned and innovation from Europe’s largest construction programme, aimed at raising the bar across the industry.

We project managed the collation of programme controls information and contributed a variety of best practice and white papers. We also delivered webinars with Crossrail’s learning legacy partners, which were open to the entire industry, sharing insights on commercial assurance, risk management and performance assurance specifically.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Chief Executive, Crossrail, said: “Passing on the lessons and good practice that we have learned at Crossrail is an absolutely essential part of raising the bar in the delivery of major projects.

“With an unprecedented number of infrastructure schemes around the corner, now is the time to start sharing what we have learned so the UK can build on its reputation for delivering on time and on budget.”

The Learning Legacy website is now live and will remain available long after the Crossrail programme is complete.