Briggs and Forrester secures Canary Wharf Crossrail station contract

12 July 2012 (Last Updated July 12th, 2012 18:30)

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has secured a contract from Canary Wharf Contractors (CWC) to install mechanical, electrical and public health services for the Canary Wharf Crossrail station in London, UK.

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Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has secured a contract from Canary Wharf Contractors (CWC) to install mechanical, electrical and public health services for the Canary Wharf Crossrail station in London, UK.

Work under the deal includes electrical systems, cooling, lighting, drainage, power and pump systems.

CWC, a unit of Canary Wharf Group (CWG), is designing and building the station box on behalf of Crossrail for £500m, with CWG investing £150m.

The company said that the station box will be about the same size as Canary Wharf’s largest skyscraper, One Canada Square, laid on its side.

Canary Wharf Group is also building four levels of retail space with a floor area of 100,000ft² and a roof-top park above the station, which is being constructed within the waters of North Dock.

In March 2012 CWC completed and handed over the station box platform level to Crossrail, five months ahead of schedule, allowing tunnelling work to begin in 2013.

After the tunnel boring machines pass through, CWG will undertake the station fit out work, which is scheduled to be completed in 2015.

CWC started work on the 250m-long, 30m-wide box at the North Dock in Canary Wharf three years ago.

Twin 7.6m diameter rings have been created at each end of the structure to receive the eastern tunnel boring machines 28m below the surface of the dock.

Upon completion, the station will feature six elevators and 19 escalators to handle 25 million passengers every year.

Crossrail services are scheduled to begin in 2018, serving 37 stations along the 118 km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.


Image: Briggs and Forrester will install the mechanical and electrical systems for the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station that is expected to be opened in 2018. Photo: courtesy of Canary Wharf Group.