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25th March 2013

Cable car is Londoners’ favourite infrastructure project

The Emirates Air Line in London, the UK’s first urban cable car system, is the best infrastructure project completed in London in the last year according to Evening Standard readers.

More than 2,200 Londoners voted for the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Evening Standard Award with the Emirates Air Line winning with 19.3 per cent of the votes.

Lucas was a key member of the construction team, carrying out the complete internal fit out of the two stations at either end of the line, building and fitting out both two-storey station control rooms and undertaking a range of other works including protective and decorative coatings for the structural and architectural steelwork, all in very testing conditions.

The Emirates Air Line is the UK’s first urban cable car providing a transport link between the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks suspended 90 metres above the River Thames.

The Evening Standard Award forms part of the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards - one of the most prestigious engineering awards in the Capital. Director of ICE London, Miranda Housden, said: “The Emirates Air Line is an inspiring example of civil engineering in London and has clearly caught the imagination of Londoners who had 15 projects to choose from.”

Matt Randall, Operations Director, Mace, said: “Lucas responded very well to the additional instructions and scope gap work. Their enthusiasm is recognised as making the Emirates Air Line a