Crossrail has set up an Acquisitions team to acquire land and property, both on the surface and subsoil, and an Estates team to manage the land while it is Crossrail’s responsibility. This topic area will set out the processes used to manage a large acquisition programme, to communicate sensitively with owners, to take possession, and to record, secure and manage the construction estate.
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Topic area: Information Management and Technology
Crossrail needed to acquire and manage large areas of land during the Crossrail project, the purpose being to construct a new railway through Central London. This micro report outlines how the spatial element has been central to the management of this land from purchase and occupancy by a multitude of contractors, thro...
Topic area: Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
A mobile GIS solution was deployed by Crossrail using easily customisable apps on mobile/tablet devices. Site boundaries and land ownerships were verified during Crossrail construction works to ensure health and safety regulation was adhered to. A cloud-based central repository ensured both site and office users had th...