Camden Road AFA

Barhale were awarded the design and construct contract for the Access for All (AFA) station upgrade works to Camden Road Railway Station. AFA was a major development programme that aimed to improve accessibility to 160 train stations around the country.

The station is an 1870’s grade II listed building sited on a series of brick arches, located in a London urban inner city location, surrounded by a combination of commercial and residential buildings.

Two new lifts were provided from station concourse to platform level.

Bolton Station Improvements

Barhale were awarded the design and construct NR9 contract, in conjunction with our design partners at Tony & Gee, to undertake the £3,175,000 scheme at Bolton to regenerate the train station and enhance the general customer experience.

The project was high profile within Bolton’s local community and media. The scope of the works included the refurbishment and enhancement of the platforms, construction of new platform canopies and modi cations to station buildings such as the ticket office, travel centre and waiting rooms. In addition, Barhale were tasked with making improvements to the M&E, CCTV and retail telecoms systems.

Due to Barhale’s performance throughout the project, Network Rail awarded additional works to the value of £350,000 to Barhale, including the refurbishment of the station footbridge, adding new roller shutters to the ticket office and more general civils and building works around the station.

Riversdale Swing Bridge

Barhale were awarded this £1.1 million contract to replace a pedestrian footbridge. The project saw the replacement of a dilapidated non-functioning timber swing bridge across the River Weaver with a 28 tonne steel bridge, incorporating a rotating 32.5 metre section. The bridge is restricted to pedestrian and cycle traffic only and was manufactured by BCS, Barhale’s in house fabrication workshop in Walsall.

Due to the extremely restricted access to the site, the only means of bringing in plant, equipment, materials and the bridge components was down the river on pontoons. The bridge sections were delivered to the wharf at Hartford Bridge (1.5 miles upstream of the site), lifted by crane onto the pontoon and moved down river by a tug, before arriving at the site and being lifted into position.

West Ham Station Enhancement

Barhale were contracted, by the Olympic Delivery Authority, to undertake the £3.7 million scheme to install both temporary and permanent access structures to West Ham Station. This provided a pedestrian route for travel between West Ham Station and The Greenway, for access to the Olympic Park. The temporary structures were dismantled post-Olympic Games and stored for possible re-use in the future. The project was split into three phases:

Phase 1
Barhale installed a long temporary footbridge with two flights of stairs over the West Ham District Line. The walkway was positioned on 50No Screw Piles, embedded in the East Bound LU Embankment.

Phase 2
Construction of a temporary staircase with a 16 passenger disabled lift between Manor Road and the Greenway. Barhale reconstructed a 300m permanent step free DDA compliant access ramp from Manor Road, running parallel to the Greenway.

Phase 3
Barhale dismantled part of the temporary works once the Olympics finished, with potential for the steel walkway and staircase to be re-used in the future.

Smithfield Market Redevelopment

As part of the development of a disused Victorian building that was part of the historic Smithfield meat market in Farringdon central London, Barhale was contracted to replace the tunnel crowns above the upgraded Thameslink railway lines which run beneath the building.

Barhale were required to seal the site above from the railway corridor below with a reinforced composite concrete slab on the existing wrought iron/early steel girders in area D1 and on new steel beams in areas D2 and D3.

Nant Pibwr Culvert Works

Nant Pibwr culvert is a triple bore masonry culvert structure carrying the Up and Down main lines between Fishguard and Swindon, Carmarthan, South Wales. The structure comprises of three side by side masonry arch culverts founded on masonry abutments and spandrel walls over a length of approximately 28m. There were areas of defective joints and spalling masonry throughout the length of the culverts and visible signs of general dilapidation. The culverts accommodate a tidal river flow of varying depths which often exceeds the culvert capacity and floods the surrounding pasture land. A concrete lining was attached to the culverts to improve the structural integrity and the smooth flow of water.

Charing Station Footbridge

To introduce cost saving efficiencies within their own organisation, Network Rail engaged Barhale through the NR route team, as part of the Kent Route Project DIME, rather than using the traditional NR Infrastructure Projects route. This was the first time that this project management route had been implemented.

The scope of the project was to construct a new steel footbridge within Charing Station to replace a life expired Exmouth type structure; the scope included its demolition/ removal following the successful installation of the new bridge.

Design and build project from GRIP stage 3 to 8 and involved gaining planning approval for the repositioning of the new bridge from the district council. Barhale working closely with our designers Tony Gee & Partners, the design we developed incorporated BCS fabrication’s extensive experience of fabricating steel footbridges.

The new bridge was scheduled to be installed and the existing concrete structure dismantled during a 57 hour OROR possession 21st to 22nd September 2013. This date was successfully met.

Bond Street Water Main Replacement

To meet London’s ever growing transport needs, LUL carried
out a major upgrade of Bond Street Station. More than 155,000
passengers use the station daily. With that number expected to increase to 225,000 when Crossrail arrived in 2018.

The upgrade works were to reduce congestion and delays at the station, open a new station entrance, provide step-free access and integrate access to Crossrail services.

To enable LUL to deliver the full programme of works safely,
several critical water mains needed to be protected from potential
settlement, which could arise from the Crossrail tunnelling operations
and the associated station upgrade.

Crossrail Farringdon Station Upgrade

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.