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Cooling The Tube


Client: London Underground / Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd
Design Stage: A-L
2007 - ongoing

Transport for London is investing to address the issue of heat on the Tube through the Cooling the Tube Programme. Getting heat out of the London Underground network is a huge engineering challenge. TfL has established a dedicated programme team to provide solutions to prevent temperatures on the deepest parts of the network rising to unacceptable levels.

City Architecture Office Director, Alun Hughes is working in the role of lead architect for the Cooling the Tube Programme. The scope of work includes supporting design development, establishing architectural specifications as well as the technical assurance of works.

Key design issues are the sensitive integration of proposals into the existing infrastructure, compliance to London Underground engineering standards and ensuring that design quality meets the aspiration for a ‘world class’ Tube.

City Architecture Office is an approved supplier to Parsons Brinckerhoff and a registered Achilles Link Up supplier for the Rail Industry.

Cooling the Tube