Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services Ltd has been awarded the contract to install the mechanical, electrical and public health services for the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station. The contract works include electrical systems, cooling, lighting, drainage, power and pump systems.
The company was awarded the contract by Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, part of Canary Wharf Group, which is designing and building the station box on behalf of Crossrail Limited for a fixed price of £500m. Canary Wharf Group is contributing £150m.
Canary Wharf Crossrail station will be one of the largest across the new Crossrail network and is being constructed within the waters of North Dock. The station box is approximately the same size as One Canada Square laid on its side.
Above the station box, Canary Wharf Group is developing four levels of retail space and a spectacular roof-top park, partially covered by an elegant, semi open-air timber lattice roof.
In March 2012 Canary Wharf Contractors Limited completed and handed over the lowest level of the station box to Crossrail, five months ahead of schedule and within budget, ready to receive the tunnel boring machines in 2013.
After the tunnel boring machines pass through, Canary Wharf Contractors Limited will fit out the station with work due to complete in 2015. Work continues to construct the levels sitting directly above the station box.
Michael Bryant, Operations Executive at Canary Wharf Contractors Limited said: “The delivery of Crossrail Canary Wharf station continues to move ahead. Significant progress has been achieved to-date, which has meant we could deliver the lowest level of the station to Crossrail five months ahead of schedule and within budget. We have started fit-out of the station above the platform level, with work continuing next year. Briggs and Forrester’s expertise will allow us to continue to deliver this much needed piece of transport infrastructure for London ahead of time, within budget and to the highest possible quality standards.”
Crossrail will dramatically increase the capacity and resilience of transport services to and from Canary Wharf and the surrounding area, helping underpin further development and investment in this key business and shopping district. Journey times will be cut to many destinations across London. It will take just six minutes to travel to Liverpool Street, eight minutes to Farringdon and 39 minutes to Heathrow. The Crossrail service at Canary Wharf will be 12 trains per hour in each direction during the peak. Crossrail services will commence in 2018.