Emerging Instonian Engineer Takes Lead on Fifteen Billion Pound Rail Project

Eagle eyed viewers of the BBC’s The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway this week will have spotted a young Belfast engineer, Paul Chambers, take a leading role in solving a major challenge during the development of Paddington’s Cross Rail Station.


Paddington is one of ten new stations making up Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe, and the most significant enhancement to the London Underground network since it opened in 1863.

Paul, who attended RBAI between 2004-11, gained an MEng in Civil Engineering from Durham University, before joining Skanska UK, one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies.

In 2016 Paul was recognised internationally for engineering excellence after winning a prestigious award from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).  


The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway is currently available on the BBC iPlayer, and you can see Paul feature after 30 minutes, and 48 minutes: