London and Continental Engineering, project manager for the #3
billion channel tunnel rail link (CTRL), has hired Jan Critchley as its
first media relations expert.
Jan Critchley, former media relations manager for the Jubilee line
extension, joins CTRL’s 25-strong community relations team in a new
position. She reports to Bernard Gambrill, head of community relations
at London and Continental Engineering, a joint venture of the
engineering shareholders in CTRL developer London and Continental
Critchley spent seven years at the Jubilee line extension, and oversaw a
media team of three people, on top of her role as deputy PR manager for
a 15-strong team.
Commenting on her new role, Critchley said: ’The aim is to minimise the
impact on local people as much as we can. It’s impossible to build a
major construction project without people knowing you’re there.’
Critchley will also build up a press team, but does not expect to hire
Work begins in 1998 on the CTRL, which will link London’s St Pancras
station to the channel tunnel.