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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)


Talk Title: Exchange House and the Broadgate Development over London's Liverpool Street Station

Speaker Bio: William Baker, the man who developed the structural system behind the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is an Honorary Professor in Structural Engineering Design.

Talk Abstract: In the 1980’s, developer Sir Stuart Lipton led the creation of 14 buildings over the air-rights of London’s Liverpool Street Station. It changed London. It converted acres of open-to-the-sky rail lines and rail yards into offices, stores, restaurants, plazas and streets. It healed a wound in the fabric of London that dated back to the Victorian era. The centerpiece of the development is Exchange House. Located where the converging tracks precluded a convention building, Exchange House is both a building and a bridge that spans the tracks. The presentation will provide an overview of the Broadgate Development and a more detailed discussion of Exchange House (Bill Baker was the Senior Engineer on Exchange House).

Please see the link to the recording below.  As per Zoom recordings, this link only lasts till 30th March 2023. 


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