TUCA – It’s gone home!
Back in 2012 we were involved in the design and construction of a specialist training facility at the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA).
Based in Ilford the project comprises a 40m long tunnel simulator that provided a realistic environment for Crossrail to train the 3500 operatives needed to construct the new central London rail tunnels and other infrastructure projects.
TUCA is the only soft-ground tunneling training facility in Europe.
We future-proofed the original design by going for modular construction. Thus, when the simulator had to be relocated, it was a fairly straightforward exercise.
We managed the dismantling, storage and reconstruction at the new facility in Ilford.
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Photos show the tunnel segments in storage , reassembled and the new facility