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  • 2017

    AWARDS/ACCOLADES

    • Wendy Spinks OBE - HS1's Commercial Director awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday honours list for services to transport.
    • Trip Adviser – St Pancras International – 2017 Certificate of Excellence
    • Institute of Directors - 2017 Annual Town Hall FM Awards – “Work Safe, Home Safe - Tim Garrett and Ashford International” 

    LOCAL COMMUNITY

    • Terrace Wires – New artwork entitled “Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue)” by Conrad Shawcross RA unveiled in the station. This is his largest mechanical work to date, stretching out to 16m in diameter underneath the vast St Pancras International roof. Mesmerising and methodical, it consists of three articulated arms with sails that expand and contract as they orbit and eclipse each other in mid-air.
    • Jukebox - Continuing St Pancras International's links with music, a free-to-use Jukebox was installed in the station. Now, along with the public pianos, there are multiple ways to enjoy music in the station.
    • Stratford PianoAdded free to play piano at Stratford International following success of the original St Pancras International pianos

    The Interpretation of Movement (a 9:8 in blue)

  • 2016

    AWARDS/ACCOLADES

    • Women In Rail – Wendy Spinks listed as one of the 20 Most Inspirational Women In Rail
    • Food & Beverage Awards – St Pancras International - Individual Food & Beverage Offer of the Year in a Railway station: watch the video
    • Trip Adviser – St Pancras – 2016 Certificate of Excellence
    • National Transport Awards - Frontline Employee of the Year - Godfred Boateng
    • Land Transport Awards - HS1 Limited - 2017 Best UK Railway Infrastructure Management Company
    • Golden Whistle Awards - Eurostar International & Network Rail (High Speed) - “A Team Worked Solution"

    LOCAL COMMUNITY

    • Terrace Wires – New Artwork entitled “Thought of Train of Thought” an 18 metre twisted blade that rotates slowly to create an optical illusion of horizontal train-like movement.
    • Alzheimers Research UK – Launch at St Pancras of new App “A Walk Through Dementia” which shines a light on the lesser known symptoms of dementia
    • Ebbsfleet PianoAdded free to play piano at Ebbsfleet International following success of the original St Pancras International pianos

    CHARITY & FUNDRAISING

    • Christmas in the Community at St Pancras Programme - Over the festive period at St Pancras International, we enjoyed our fourth annual Christmas in the Community charity music programme, bringing the joys of the season to commuters and shoppers alike with a musical performance every day in the station throughout December. Our eighteen acts raised a fantastic collective total of £12,193.72.

     

    Thought of Train of Thought

  • 2015

    AWARDS/ACCOLADES

    • Network Rail Partnership Awards – Sustainable Excellence - Highly Commended
    • Trip Advisor – St Pancras - Certificate of Excellence 
    • eFig Awards - Awards for Interior
      Landscape Excellence
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      Christmas Design & Installation - Project: Eurostar 20th Anniversary - Bringing Together People & Cultures at Christmas - Winner
    • National Transport Award - Major Station St Pancras International – Winner
    • National Rail Awards – Major Station St Pancras International – Shortlisted
    • Mobile Innovation Awards – Best Retail Innovation Using Mobile

    LOCAL COMMUNITY

    • Terrace Wires – New artwork “One More Time” by Cornelia Parker displayed from May 2015
    • The Wellbeing walk – launched as part of the Urban Partners, the project provides a less polluted walking route between St Pancras International and Euston Station

    Charity & Fundraising

    • Xmas Carols at St Pancras Programme - Helped raise over £13,000 for numerous charities through the station's December Carol initiative
    • £20,970 - Total figure generated by HS1 Limited through Gifts In Kind/Time Cash Donations and Payroll Giving

    Wellbeing Walk

  • 2014

    Awards/Accolades

    • National Passenger Survey – St Pancras International was ranked as the top position for seventh year in a row
    • Camden Climate Change Alliance – St Pancras International was presented with the ‘Going Green’ award
    • Royal Town Planning Institute (London) –St Pancras International nominated as best building five years on
    • Rail Business Award – Chinua Labor recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Rail Industry (June 2014)
    • European Rail Congress – High Speed approach to sustainable environment management winner of the “Excellence in Environment Sustainability Award”

    Local community

    • Terrace Wires – New artwork “Chromolocomotion” displayed from April 2014
    • Summers Trust – A donation was made to the children’s charity which takes disadvantaged children on holiday
    • Green Sky Thinking – Sustainability at St Pancras was the theme for two tours of the station as part of this week long event promoting best practice for a sustainable London

    Environment

    • Energy Efficiency – £370,000 has been spent on energy efficiency projects at the stations owned by HS1 Ltd.
    • Energy Audits – Conducted at lineside assets and depots to identify energy efficiency opportunities. Energy workshop held with our suppliers to identify energy saving opportunities
    • Signage for Ranscombe Farm  Signs and gates to North Downs Country Park provided. HS1 project managers from Network Rail (High Speed) implemented the ‘Finger Posts’ signage over an HS1 landbridge to encourage walkers to  a nature reserve in Medway, and gates to help walkers access the reserve along HS1 in Kent
    • Rachel Starling MBE – HS1’s Environment Manager recognised for her services to the rail industry

     

    St Pancras International hosts David Bachelor’s Chromolocomotion

  • 2013

    Awards/Accolades

    • National Passenger Survey - The report released in June noted that the station had a 96 per cent passenger satisfaction rate, making St Pancras International the top-rated station in the UK
    • Camden Design Awards - St Pancras Internationalwon the award for best building, 5 years on
    • National Rail Awards – Manager of the Year awarded to Environment Manager
    • Loo of the Year – St Pancras International (Arcade & Circle), Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International Station won 5* Platinum Awards as well as the Transport Sector Award.

    Charity and Fundraising

    • Children In Need – Pudsey’s Family Fun Day on 9th Nov, with activities aimed at families with children aged between 3 and 9 years old
    • VIP Pudsey bears designed by celebrities including Paul McCartney, One Direction and Helen Mirren. A total of £43,466 was raised for CiN
    • Christmas Fundraising – £10,000 raised throughout December at St Pancras International
    • 52 hours of entertainment provided by 28 performers including Christmas carollers, a 20-piece orchestra playing Christmas hits and an exclusive solo by Mitch Winehouse
    • Action Against Hunger – Concert at St Pancras with Bo Saris and the No Hunger Orchestra on October 16th (as part of wider Station Sessions initiative)
    • “Our Big Gig” – 35 musicians performed in the station for around 30 minutes, including Don Foster MP, who was part of the Ukulele band (part of wider Station Sessions initiative).

    Environment

    • Tiger Tracks – The world’s largest tiger event, featuring three weeks of station-wide activity.Musicians, artists, authors, conservationists, retailers and members of the public came together for the first time to save wild tigers. A schools’ ‘recycled tiger’ competition was held at the station, along with a weekend of recycling events
    • Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) - HS1 received its first certification under CEMARs for calculation and management of its Carbon footprint. Footprint figure for CRC (covering stations and depots) was 21,974 tonnes CO2, which demonstrated consistency with 2010-11 footprint
    • Sheep Grazing  – Took place on lineside wildlife grass sites, following on from the introduction in 2009. It successfully provided biodiversity benefits by discouraging grass competition for wildflowers, as well as providing a sustainable grazing habitat
    • First Coppicing of HS1 Woodland Sites – The first example of a now-rolling programme to manage selected sites in accordance with traditional woodland husbandry
    • UIC International Land Management Conference – Landscape maintenance presentation to international train operators and infrastructure owners.

    Local Community

    • Terrace Wires – “Cloud Meteoros” was exhibited between April and October 2013
    • Launch of the Green Audit of Kings Cross/St Pancras – To mark the launch of the Kings Cross St Pancras Business Partnership, to which HS1 was a founder member. The partnership is a network of local businesses which seek to promote the area to those living and working there
    • 10 Year Anniversary of Land Speed Record Celebrated at Medway Bridge – A commemorative bench was installed and the HS1 Environment Manager delivered an introductory talk celebrating the success of landscape planting on High Speed 1. A Commemorative Plaque for Medway Crossing was given in May 2013
    • Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership – A training course in conjunction with Michael Portillo. The session focussed on using rail heritage as an enabler to build skills and improve employability of young people who are in a group with poor confidence, aspiration and self-esteem
    • Calthorpe Project – A donation of a table tennis table from St Pancras International to the Kings Cross Community Centre
    • Circus Starr – Tickets were distributed for 40 disabled and disadvantaged children in the Gravesham/Dartford area to go to a circus performance in Dartford.

    Heritage

    • Archaeology Monographs – Academic research was carried out into the finds arising from archaeology investigations during the constructions of HS1, including:
    • Ebbsfleet Elephant – Research on the excavations of an elephant from over 400,000 years old which was discovered on the road to the station. The tusk from the Elephant is now at the Natural History Museum and the flints excavated are with the British Museum
    • Thames Holocene – Carried out an examination of the findings at Stratford and East London marshland areas
    • Archaeology Archive – Finds from archaeological investigations during construction of HS1 have been handed over to Kent County Council and the Museum of London, following the completion of academic research
    • Saltwood Treasure – The large collection of finds from an Anglo-Saxon cemetery have been declared Treasure at an inquest in Dover. The finds are now being stored by the British Museum, pending anticipated transfer to Kent County Council.

     

    Pudsey at St Pancras raising money for Children in Need

  • 2012

    Awards/Accolades

    • National Rail Awards – St Pancras International won the Judges’ Special Award for the Best Large Station
    • Environmental Excellence in Camden Organisations (EECO) – St Pancras International washighly commended in the EECO Awards, for recycling 80% of its waste.  This included separate food waste recycling at an anaerobic digester
    • Biodiversity Benchmark – Awarded by the Wildlife Trust to nfrastructure managers, Network Rail (Highspeed) Ltd, for the landscape management of HS1 lineside infrastructure. The first linear asset to have achieved this
    • International Food and Beverage Awards – St Pancras International won the Best Rail Station award

    Local Community

    • Public Pianos – After the success of the London Festival’s Street Piano scheme, St Pancras became the permanent home to two public pianos in September
    • Streetlytes – Surplus food from several retail units at St Pancras International was donated to the charity

    Energy and Recycling  

    • Energy Audits – Undertaken at the stations to identify potential energy efficiency improvements
    • Noise Modelling – HS1 participated in an exercise to model noise from all major railways
    • Electric Car Charging – 30 electric car park charging points were installed at Stratford International car park

    Heritage

    • St Pancras Burial Ground – Academic research was published (following the archaeology excavations) into the burial ground near the station. HS1 sponsored an event at St Pancras Old Church for heritage specialists to mark the occasion.

     

    A commuter favourite – one of the blue St Pancras pianos in action

  • 2009–11

    Awards

    • National Rail Awards 2010 – HS1 won the ‘Project of the Decade’ award
    • London Transport Awards 2009 - HS1 won the ‘Project of the Decade’ award
    • British Council of Shopping Centres 2009 – St Pancras International won the gold award

    Environment

    • Ancient Woodland Soil Translocation - Soil and coppiced hazel stools were moved from ancient woodland sites affected by construction of HS1 to new local receptor sites.

    Heritage

    • Track and Traces - The Archaeology of High Speed 1– A book was published summarising the highlights of the UK’s largest archaeology project which ran from 1997-2004
    • Archaeology Monographs  - Academic research carried out into the finds arising from archaeology investigations during the constructions of HS1 published:
      • On Track, the Archaeology of HS1 in Kent (Section 1) – details the discoveries at over 30 separate sites in Kent, spanning from Early Prehistory, through Iron Age, Roman, Anglo- Saxon, Medieval to Modern archaeology sites.
      • Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley - four volumes of research on the Northfleet and Springhead sites which detail the discoveries comprising late prehistoric, Roman and Saxon features. Of particular note is the sanctuary complex in the Roman town of Vagniacis and the Roman roadside settlement at Springhead Nursery.
    • The Gymnasium at St Pancras - Following refurbishment, the building opened as a venue and exhibition space.

     

    HS1 won project of the decade for the early introduction of the UK’s first domestic high speed train service

  • 2007–9

    Awards

    • Retail and Leisure Awards (2008) – St Pancras International won Best Commercial Leisure Scheme
    • National Transport Awards (2008) – HS1 won Project of the Year
    • Engineering Innovation Awards (2008) – HS1 won the safety award
    • Heritage Awards (2008) – St Pancras International was the overall winner
    • Global Retail & Leisure Awards (2008) – St Pancras International was the winner of the Most Innovative Retail Concept
    • European Construction Institute Awards (2008) – HS1 was the winner of the Project of the Year
    • RTPI National awards (2008) – Silver Cup Award, and Winner Infrastructure and Heritage Categories

    Environment

    • Landscape Planting – HS1 infrastructure has been sympathetically designed to integrate the railway into the surrounding countryside. It has incorporated landscape screening through natural barriers, as well as earth bunding, acoustic and other screening
    • Planting of One Million Trees - These were planted along the line to help screen the railway and to integrate it into the landscape.
    • Noise Mitigation - Noise mitigation on the railway incorporates bunding, absorptive and reflective noise barriers, innovative low-level noise barriers as well as an innovative trackform.
    • Better Climate for Camden Alliance – HS1 founder member

    Heritage

    Heritage Open Day – Tours of St Pancras International run as part of this annual event, in September.

     

    St Pancras International overall winner in 2008 Heritage Awards