About Learning Legacy

About Learning Legacy

Learning Legacy is the collation and dissemination of good, practice, innovation and lessons learned from the Crossrail construction programme aimed at raising the bar in industry and showcasing UK PLC.

The Crossrail learning legacy builds on the work previously undertaken on the London 2012 Learning Legacy and contributes to an overall body of knowledge on major construction projects.  It aims to share:

  • Knowledge and insight gained during the lifetime of the Programme that may be of benefit to future projects and programmes
  • Documents and templates that have been used successfully on the Programme that can be ‘pinched with pride’ by other projects
  • Datasets that can inform future research projects
  • The experts behind the delivery of the Crossrail Programme


The learning legacy launched in February 2016 and that was the start of a 3 year programme. The first tranche of learning legacy content published on the website focused on sharing many of the tools, templates and processes developed as part of the Crossrail Management System. These are intended for use or modification by future projects. It also includes some key learnings from the client team. These are being further developed as the project progresses and will include contributions from the delivery partners, supply chain and frameworks.

Events and Partners

The Crossrail learning legacy is a collaboration with industry partners such as professional associations and industry bodies and includes a series of knowledge sharing events and publication of a number of learned journals.


Crossrail is working in collaboration with academic partners to coordinate a series of research projects as well as to ensure that the learning legacy material can be adapted for use in school lessons and university lectures.


This material is shared for use by other major projects and is relevant to clients, corporates, and suppliers from main contractors to small and medium enterprises.  It will be of particular interest to the transport and construction sectors however much of the learning legacy will be applicable to other sectors.

Future Learning Legacies

The Learning Legacy Framework is shared for future projects to take forward their own learning legacies.