The redevelopment of London Bridge Station is the largest Railway Station Project in the UK, being the final section of the £6.5 billion Thameslink Upgrade project. The works are due to be completed by 2018.
Wembley Innovation have been involved since Phase I. The blockwork to the “Back of House” areas (carparks, delivery yard, M&E Service areas and staff facilities) had originally required over 330 Windposts and Lintels to support the masonry panels. These have all been replaced by Wi Columns and Beams at a cost saving to the client as well as offering considerable programme advantages. Health and Safety factors were also fundamental to the decision to use the Wi System.
The Main Contractor, Costain, has also found that a key benefit of the Wi System is the flexibility to amend the layout of walls without having to redesign and re-fabricate a series of windposts. In most situations, it is easily possible to change the Wi Column or Beam location to allow for service penetrations; a similar change in a windpost scenario would render a bespoke windpost redundant, particularly as railway arch soffits normally require individually measured and fabricated windposts, due to the curvature of the arch.
- Main Contractor: Costain
- Structural Engineer: Hyder/WSP Joint Venture
- Masonry Package Value (Stage 1): £1.5m