Crossrail Farringdon Station Upgrade

  • Sector:Built Environment
  • Client:Bam Ferrovial Kier (BFK JV)
  • Location:London
  • Value:£2m

As part of upgrades carried out at Crossrail Farringdon Station, Barhale were engaged by Bam Ferrovial Kier (BFK JV) to carry out trial holes, organise and excavate for the installation of bollards at both ends of Cowcross Street. This is located in the heart of London, in an area frequented by thousands of visitors on a daily basis and in the midst of busy traffic and local businesses. Moreover, the trial holes and excavations took place in areas congested with live services, owned by a diversity of utilities companies (BT, Virgin Media, Vodafone, UKPN, Thames Water, Cadent Gas).

To address these challenges, Barhale took a proactive approach that emphasised exemplary collaboration and stakeholder management. As a result, Barhale provided several design solutions to overcome numerous site restrictions. Barhale also ensured that third party assets were successfully diverted following a strict delivery programme.

Finally, hand-digging and non-obtrusive techniques ensured that the excavations were carried out with zero accidents and cable strikes, despite the heavy presence of live services.