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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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Joint Venture with Skanska UK

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Complex project delivery

key benefits


hours of staff time donated to local community projects


CO2 emissions by 433,000Kg

Diverted 180,000 tons of excavated material from landfill


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


Lee Davies, Client director
01628 842 444
[email protected]