The project is Europe's largest shopping centre and included the design of a
major public transport interchange with new rail, underground and bus stations
connecting directly to the centre.
The design also provided a new access road from the A3220 trunk road, a new Bus
Station, two new railway stations and re-siting the Central Line Railway depot
to accommodate a major new shopping mall with leisure facilities.
The project was conceived to regenerate the White City area and benefit the
region by providing a commercial development with good transport links. It also
provides improved facilities for the existing railways. It represents one of the
bigger re-developments within the London area.
Feasibility studies were carried out to support the architects planning
documents. Outline scheme options were developed using 12d model to demonstrate
the horizontal and vertical components of the development were achievable.
There were a number of underground obstacles and tunnels with minimal clearance
above them which greatly influenced the vertical profile of the finished
construction surfaces. The powerful design editing capacities of 12d allowed the
design to be refined locally to overcome the issues by achieving the specified
construction depths. The requirement to connect into several existing
transportation links and preserve existing site features created obstacles for
the horizontal alignment of the proposed highway network.
The flexible IP and complex element design alignment tools inside 12d enable
alignments to meet on-site requirements while still achieving adoptable design
standards and safety regulations. Flood protection measures were designed with
aid of 12d analysis by integrating overflow paths into the highway designs.
The surface modeling functionality and analysis tools inside 12d significantly
helped in determining the overflow paths and presenting them to all involved in
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