Passengers travelling into London from Kent and south east London will now be able to use the first two-thirds of the new station concourse at London Bridge, as a major milestone has been reached in the station’s redevelopment.
The Southern two thirds of the concourse, platform 7, 8 and 9 and the extended terminus platform are now open to the public along with the temporary pedestrian routes through the Western arcade and Stainer Street.
Working for Costain, Bourne Special Projects were responsible for the erection of much of the structural steelwork including staircases and decking to the four staff accommodation blocks, three of which are under the existing Victorian brick arches and one in the new concourse area. Bourne Special Projects also provided the steel frames for new retail units situated in the concourse area and the east and west entrances, as well as the customer information office.
All of this work has been created underneath the existing live railway, enabling London Bridge Station to remain open for the 56 million passengers that travel through it each year.