Thameslink Programme – Bermondsey SSP


LOCATION: Greater London Bridge area
CONTRACTOR: Skanska Civil Engineering
CLIENT: Network Rail
CONSULTANT: Ramboll UK and Tata Steel Projects
VALUE: £4.4m
SERVICES: Building and Civil Engineering

Skanska was appointed by Network Rail to deliver a programme of structural assessment and follow-on strengthening works to 40 bridge structures in the central London area as part of the London Bridge station redevelopment.

Thameslink Programme – Bermondsey SSP
Thameslink Bermondsey SSP 2

Kilnbridge's fabrication unit provided assistance in developing Grip 3 costing options and also advised on the practicalities of the various proposed strengthening options involving primary and secondary steel and was thereafter appointed to deliver this programme of bridge strengthening and refurbishment works.

Our works involved initial surveying, design development, manufacture and fabrication and finally on-site installation of additional primary and secondary structural steel work to the underside of the structures, followed by a process of transferring load into the new elements.

Each structure had its own unique set of issues meaning that the design and scope of the works, along with access restrictions, required the fabrication team to keep a very flexible approach to the contract.