Thameslink programme – Bermondsey SSP

Skanska have been appointed by Network Rail to deliver a program of structural assessment and follow on strengthening works to approximately 40 bridge structures in the central London area, as part of the London Bridge Station Redevelopment.

Kilnbridge were commissioned by Skanska initially to provide assistance in developing Grip 3 costing options and also to advise on the practicalities of the various proposed strengthening options. Kilnbridge were subsequently appointed to deliver this ongoing programme of strengthening works.

Thameslink programme - Bermondsey SSP

Key Facts

Greater London Bridge Area
Contractor:Skanska Civil Engineering
Client:Network Rail
Value:£2m+ (Ongoing)

Our works involved initial survey, design development, manufacture and finally on-site installation of additional structural steel work to generally the underside of the structures, followed by a process of transferring load into the new elements. The final phase is to undertake the paint remedial works to Network Rail standards.

Each structure has its own unique set of issues meaning that the design and scope of the works, along with access restrictions, requires us to keep a very flexible approach to the contract and in this particular case, we are seeing early contractor involvement and collaboration from the design stage paying dividends for all parties.

Thameslink programme - Bermondsey SSP - 3D Drawing