A key part of London's plans for growth, Crossrail will help ease many of the capital's transport headaches. A new railway which will be known as the Elizabeth line, will have the capacity to carry 200 million passengers a year once complete. As part of the new line, a new station is being built at Paddington, alongside Brunel’s original building. This new line, will also encourage regeneration and social inclusion and provide access to thousands of job opportunities.
Incorporating 250m long platforms, the new Paddington Station will take the form of an underground box 260m long, 25m wide and 23m deep, located directly under Departures Road and Eastbourne Terrace. It will be situated adjacent to the existing Grade I listed station which includes both MacMillan House and Brunel’s original train shed constructed in the 1850s.
Ramboll is providing multidisciplinary services as part of the Contractors Design and Build contract including; civil, structural, geotechnical, urban realm and highway design, security (blast) and façade engineering. Our work on this project includes:
- Top-down construction utilising diaphragm walling
- Construction sequence interface with the twin-bore tunnelling contract
- Ground monitoring
- Heritage monitoring
- Urban realm and highway design
- Glazed canopy design to resist bomb blast loadings
- Façade and secondary steelwork design
Further scheme elements may include construction of a new building to infill the gap in MacMillan House and a new Bakerloo line tunnel link running beneath the existing station.