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Go4Set Stations of the Future_STEM

Inspiring young engineers of the future

During a 14 week period, Costain and a group of students from a local secondary school worked on a Go4Set challenge, for a national competition.

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Go4Set 'Stations of the Future'

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London Bridge Station Redevelopment - Thameslink Programme

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ARC Globe Academy

Developed by Engineering Development Trust (EDT), the Go4SET initiative is designed to stimulate the interest of young people in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

The Go4Set project entitled ‘Stations of the Future’ challenged students from ARC Globe Academy to think about how they could make a rail station of their choosing more sustainable and environmentally friendly. They were also asked to consider transport problems such as: noise and air pollution, costs, congestion and accident risk.

Costain and ARC Globe Academy were up against other competing schools and mentors from Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Siemens and Network Rail as part of London Bridge Area Partnership (TLP).

On completion of the 14 week project, all participating students, mentors and judges were invited to a Celebration and Assessment Day (CAD) held at The Crystal, Royal Albert Docks, where each team presented to the assessment panel their ideas and model.

Our ‘Team Future’ devised a plan to cool the Tube. The students who took part were well briefed on the principles of their plan and gave an excellent presentation to the judges. Their hard work paid off with an award for The Most Innovative Project!

Following the project, students were invited back to London Bridge Station redevelopment project to meet some of our senior management team who gave a talk about the engineering construction industry and the exciting career opportunities available for young engineers.

Following the project, students were invited back to London Bridge Station redevelopment project to meet some of our senior management team who gave a talk about the engineering construction industry and the exciting career opportunities available for young engineers.

Mick Caldwell, Costain Community and Security Manager

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Ian Parker, Sector director
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