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18.06.13

London Bridge designs complete

The first designs for the next stage of the London Bridge station overhaul project have been delivered, ready for the next stage in the Thameslink project.

Construction has now begun onsite, with three platforms demolished.

A joint venture, HyderWSP, has developed complex alterations to existing arches on the station and full structural assessments, as well as a schedule of repairs to ensure the arches can carry loads dictated by the new station layout.

James Dessain, HyderWSP’s project director said:  “This is a major milestone for the JV and evidence of our effective working approach. The relationship between Hyder and WSP and the JV’s relationship with Costain is a real life example of the BS11000 being used in practise, and on one of the most complex station upgrades the UK has ever seen. Clear communication, high levels of productivity and efficiency, with minimal duplication have been crucial.”

Simon Regan, HyderWSP’s senior project manager added: “The biggest challenge of the delivery was the coordination of the design with the building services design and construction programme. The primary objective was to ensure that the structural and architectural packages fully align with the building services design when it is submitted and installed and we’re proud to have delivered it successfully meaning work on site can begin in earnest now.”

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