RT5 Canary Wharf Crossrail Station


LOCATION: Canary Wharf, London
CONTRACTOR: Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd
CLIENT: Canary Properties Ltd
CONSULTANT: Arup Structural
VALUE: £80,000
SECTORS: Commercial, mixed use, residential and retail
SERVICES: Fire Protection

RT5 refers to the retail space above the new Canary Wharf Crossrail Station on four of the six storeys of the new structure. The station will be covered by an elegant, semi open‐air timber lattice roof allowing views out over the dock, Canary Wharf and beyond. Kilnbridge were contracted to complete a range of fire protection works for this project.

RT5, Canary Wharf Crossrail Station
RT5, Canary Wharf Crossrail Station 2
RT5, Canary Wharf Crossrail Station 3

This extension for the retail development at Canary Wharf required the structure to be protected in a heavy sprayed fire stopping vermiculite product chosen by the client due to its long association with high rise technologies in North America. We provided cost efficiencies and programme improvements throughout the work and the client with the finished project on time and on budget.

The location of the project meant we incurred higher than normal wind factors and with the project’s environmental requirements being particularly rigorous, Kilnbridge's fire protection unit had to ensure all locations were extensively masked and sealed to alleviate any contamination to surrounding waterways through spray drift. During the operation, we filtered all waste water through on site bowsers to ensure no slurry entered the drainage system, along with the removal of all waste from site.