This important redevelopment of Farringdon station became the first station of the Crossrail Elizabeth Line in central London to be completed. It is the only station to link all three rail networks: Thameslink, Crossrail and London Underground.
Bourne Steel provided structural steelwork and decking packages for the new East and West ticket halls and offices as well as step free Access for All to new platforms, 25m below street level.
3,200T of heavy plate girders and complex trusses were installed, which created not only the new tickets halls but also the structural frame for future oversite development at the station.
Bourne Steel also delivered this station’s rooflights which were specifically designed to ensure that the cladding, louvres and large glazed panels could be pre-installed off-site, while ensuring that the modules could be transported to London and lifted and installed over a 4 nights. The result was a build programme which was 9 weeks faster than a traditional approach and almost complete elimination of work at height. The 9 weeks reduction in site programme also enabled us to offer a competitive rate for the work – a saving of approximately £60,000 in site management costs.