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A tunnelling legacy to the UK construction industry

A tunnelling legacy to the UK construction industry

The Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) in Ilford, east London, transferred to Transport for London in January 2017.

TUCA was built and established by Crossrail Limited in 2011 for the purpose of meeting the skills training needs of the Crossrail project and the wider industry. The £13 million Academy was funded by Crossrail and the Skills Funding Agency who contributed £5 million.

TUCA is Europe’s only specialist soft-ground tunnelling training facility and provides training for the key skills required to work in tunnel excavation, underground construction and infrastructure. Since opening in September 2011, over 17,500 people have been trained with skills and safety training, designed and delivered by industry experts.

The Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy will continue to deliver the training and skills required by Transport for London as well as other major infrastructure projects including Tideway.

For further information about TUCA’s training programmes and facilities visit the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy website: www.tuca.ac.uk

10,000 People Employed

Over 10,000 people are currently working with Crossrail across 40 worksites throughout London and the South East.