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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.

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