Blackfriars Bourne Steel

Blackfriars Station

London, North Station


Market Sector: Rail

Client: Network Rail

Engineer: Cass Hayward

Main Contractor: Balfour Beatty

As part of the Blackfriars Station and Bridge Reconstruction Scheme Bourne Steel and Bourne Special Projects provided the structural steelwork for both the north and south stations alongside carrying out most of the enabling works, to allow the station to evolve as part of the build programme.

Bourne Steel were responsible for the north station complex consisting of a series of interlinked buildings including the LUL structure, retail area, escalator building and a common entrance area which incorporates a curved feature fa├žade that is fully glazed and supported by elegant bow-string trusses.

Where possible work was carried out during possession times to ensure minimal disruption to train operations and to significantly reduce the hazards presented by working in such an environment. Furthermore, a large proportion of the steelwork was modularised and manufactured off-site.