Gatwick Airport Station
Project Scope and Delivery
SYSTRA wanted to achieve seamless transition and enhancement of the passenger experience between train to plane, and plane to train. The design for this included LED Lighting for all lighting in lifts and permanent installations, reduced speed technology for escalators, high efficiency gearless lifts and hybrid heating and cooling system.
SYSTRA ensured that all building materials were leading low carbon items and sourced from sustainable and responsible manufacturers. Assessments highlighted that lighting, vertical transportation, heating and cooling represented the largest proportion of the project’s energy demands. Other assessments included the following:
- Biodiversity assessment and enhancement
- Social connectivity and inclusion
- Rainwater harvesting system
- Green walls/brown roofs
- Intuitive wayfinding
- Designing out waste
- Designing in sustainable materials
- Consideration of optimising materials
These innovative technologies provide an estimated annual operational cost saving of £58,686.03 and an annual carbon emission reduction of 143.57 tonnes of carbon emissions equivalent. It was projected that over fifty years, this operational saving will equate to nearly £3 million.