Blog: SECBE Awards 2022 finalist - Shell Fulham EV Hub

07 April 2022

Integration & Collaborative Working sponsored by Swegon

Shell Fulham EV Hub (submitted by Artelia)

Integration & Collaborative Working Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 finalist

Collaboration to deliver Energy Transition

Artelia has made sustainable partnerships, ethical practices, and environmentally responsible services an integral aspect of its business strategy and a key part of meeting its UN17 Sustainable Development and Zero Carbon commitments.

In December 2021, Artelia and its partner supply chain delivered Shell’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) charging hub in the UK on the Fulham Road in London.

The hub reinvents the fuel station for EVs, replacing petrol and diesel pumps with ultra-rapid charge points. A global pilot, this is the first time Shell has converted one of its existing sites to cater solely for EVs, reflecting the company’s investment and commitment to the transition to future fuels.

Artelia UK was responsible for project managing the new EV hub from developing the early concept design, through planning, safe demolition and removal of the old forecourt to construction management and fit-out of the new hub and the installation of the nine high-powered, ultra-rapid 175kW charge points.

This project stands out because it will support energy transition by facilitating the scalable delivery of these innovative and sustainable mobility concepts and technologies through equitable and inclusive partnerships with our supply chain. In turn, Artelia is expanding the construction industry’s ability to embed sustainable features in the built environment.

Collaboration requires leadership and Artelia stepped into this role facilitating engagement across client, stakeholders and supply chain to drive innovation and provide solutions to the unexpected challenges that arose.

  • As the new Fulham EV Hub was a global first for Shell in converting a fuel site to purely EV, the interest from inside Shell, the petrol retail industry and media was significant.
  • Over twenty stakeholders in Shell, with representatives from Engineering, Energy Transition, E-mobility, Network Planning, Retail Alliance (Waitrose and Costa) Design, Branding, Communications, IT & Digital, Energy and Operations, were involved and influential in the development, design, delivery, operation and opening of the new Hub. Many of the parties are known to Artelia through our long-standing partnership with Shell, but rarely had so many been involved on one project and with such intense focus.
  • A programme of consultation and engagement was established tailored to each party and supported by use of Artelia 360 – an online portal supporting collaborative working and information sharing. This supported soft landings with retail teams as the project approached handover.
  • The sensitive residential setting of the Hub required the team to establish strong channels of communication and regular dialogue with local authority planners, environmental officers, neighbouring apartment blocks, party wall surveyors and building control, without whose support and engagement the project couldn’t happen and who posed considerable risk to the programme.
  • On the delivery side – Artelia co-ordinated input from over thirty consultants, contractors and suppliers as far away as Australia and Malaysia, from planning experts, architects and brand consultants to glulam frame manufacturers, structural steelwork, fit-out contractors and UK Power Networks.

Key achievements:

  • As a collective we have successfully reinvented the fuel station for EV drivers.

  • We have facilitated the scalable delivery of an innovative EV mobility concept and technologies through equitable and inclusive partnerships with our supply chain. This will help enable our client, Shell to efficiently rollout a wider programme of EV-only sites supporting the global move to EVs.

  • We have demonstrated that sustainable partnerships, ethical practices, and environmentally responsible services deliver better outcomes for clients, project partners and end users.

Client: Shell

Find out who wins at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 Ceremony on Thurs 30th June 2022.

Find out more about Artelia UK




About the Integration & Collaborative Working Award (sponsored by Swegon): 

Collaborative working is central to the core values of Constructing Excellence and its drive for positive change in construction.  It is most likely to manifest in the delivery of specific projects, however those who can demonstrate a culture across a series or programme of projects show leadership in a sustained approach.  Integration of the supply chain, the client and end users will normally lead to a better outcome satisfying all stakeholders. More info

>> Find out more about the other Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards finalists here

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