Crossrail - C512 Whitechapel Station

Crossrail - C512 Whitechapel Station

C512 Whitechapel sees the BBMV team deliver a new station for the Elizabeth line in the heart of East London. The existing station at Whitechapel forms a busy interchange between the Hammersmith & City and District lines and London Overground.

Early BBMV works started with the construction of two 30-metre-deep shafts. One provides main access for passengers to the Elizabeth line tunnels, and the other is essentially a service shaft.

A new “interim” station was then constructed allowing for demolition of the existing ticket hall. 1,000 tonnes of structural steel were subsequently installed above the London Overground and Hammersmith & City and District lines to support a new concourse linking a new ticket hall to the main shaft taking passengers down to the Elizabeth line platforms. At the same time, BBMV works in the tunnels saw the Elizabeth line platforms being constructed to a high level of architectural finish.

The team are now working to complete the station fit-out to enable familiarisation training for London Underground staff, and allow the new concourse and increased capacity platform areas to be brought into use ahead of the Elizabeth line opening.

All of this work is being accomplished without disruption to the existing interchange which remains fully functional.

BBMV is a Joint Venture between Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and VINCI Construction.