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Rail commuters walking on platform

Enhancing London’s transport infrastructure

This new truly integrated station will meet growing passenger numbers and deliver a superior passenger experience with easy interchanges.

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Crossrail

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Joint Venture with Skanska UK

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Complex project delivery

key benefits

600

hours of staff time donated to local community projects

Reduced

CO2 emissions by 433,000Kg

Diverted 180,000 tons of excavated material from landfill

19%

reduction in energy consumption

Delivered the reopening of Eastbourne Terrace on time

A collaborative approach

To build the new Crossrail station at Paddington, we used a top-down construction technique to sequence the programme. This ensured Paddington’s Eastbourne Terrace was reopened on schedule and Crossrail’s tunnel boring machines transited the new station without delay. Without a significant amount of collaboration between many parties this would not have been possible.

Construction progress at Paddington Station

UK railway track

Innovation and technology-led solutions

  • Web-based observation and reporting system from smartphones developed specifically for Paddington to improve operation efficiency 
  • 4D Building Information Modelling (BIM) for interface management and developing temporary works
  • Co-ordinated design reviews through marking up virtual drawings and walkthroughs using 3D BIM and interactive screen
  • LED lights around vertical access holes that change colour to warn when a load is in transit
  • 3D printing to visualise bespoke light fittings before placing an order for a sample to ensure all stakeholders were in agreement.
Construction of Padding Crossrail Station
Paddington Crossrail station during construction

The reopening of Paddington’s Eastbourne Terrace on schedule is a fantastic example of how collaboration with a range of different stakeholders can achieve strict deadlines despite significant challenges.

Andrew Mooney, Project Manager, Rail, Costain

Contact and social

Rail

Ian Parker, Sector director
01628 842 444
[email protected]