Crossrail C511 Whitechapel Access Shafts

The new Whitechapel Crossrail Station will have platforms in deep tunnels to the north of the existing station leading to a fully integrated station that provides an easy step-free interchange between the Crossrail, Hammersmith and City, District and Overground lines.

Kilnbridge were appointed by BNK JV to deconstruct a 60m long x 2.70m wide (at the base) x 10m high brick and mass concrete retaining wall running parallel to a live London Overground platform.

Crossrail C511 Whitechapel Access Shafts

Key Facts

Whitechapel, London
Contractor:BAM Nuttall Kier JV

The operational challenge was to deconstruct the wall during normal working hours with acceptance from London Overground ensuring there was no risk to passengers.

We were engaged at a very early stage of the project to advise on a range of deconstruction methods. We were selected on the basis of our experience in this particular type of work, our in house capability to design and install temporary works and to undertake Cat 3 design checks.

The wall was deconstructed in 4 stages utilising a combination of drilling, bursting and wire sawing techniques.

Crossrail C511 Whitechapel Access Shafts 2