Farringdon Station

This project includes excavation, tunnelling, structural work, finishing and mechanical and electrical installations at Farringdon station

A project valued at £ 200 million which covers the excavation, tunnelling, structure, station, and finishing work and mechanical and electrical installations of the Farringdon station in London. This work is for the Crossrail project, the London rail network, which is the largest civil engineering project in Europe.

The biggest challenge has come up when working in a densely populated city, immersed in 1,000 years of history and at 40 meters depth.

When Crossrail begins operating it will increase London’s rail transport capacity by 10%, permitting regeneration of the capital city, helping to secure London’s position as a global financial centre and shortening travel times in the city.

  • 200M pounds budget
  • 10% increase transport capacity

When the Elizabeth line opens in 2018, Farringdon Station will be one of the busiest in the United Kingdom, and will become the Crossrail central hub.   140 trains and 150,000 people/hour will use it and it will connect to three of the five airports in London and the city’s outskirts.

Ferrovial Agroman has been awarded the Merit Award for its comprehensive approach to health and safety throughout the country (UK), and the Farringdon team has been awarded the Most Considerate Site award in the last three consecutive years by Considerate Constructors National Site Awards, UK.

Impressive ceiling work is currently being completed. Ceilings are inclined 20 degrees and built with 425 tonnes of prefabricated concrete segments. These segments come together to form a diamond pattern, inspired by the nearby community of jewellery retailers, Hatton Gardens.

General information

Project:
Excavation, tunnelling, structural work, finishing and mechanical and electrical installations at Farringdon station in London.
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Opening date:
2018
Budget:
200 million of pounds