Bond Street Station Upgrade

Contract Value £22m
Bond Street
Bond Street station is in the heart of London’s West End, the busiest shopping district in the UK – serving tourists, residents and businesses in the area.

More than 155,000 passengers’ use the station daily; with the arrival of Crossrail in 2017 passenger numbers are expected to increase to 225,000.

The main aim of the project is to reduce congestion and delays at the station, open a new station entrance, provide step-free access and integrate access to Crossrail services.

The Bond Street Station Upgrade will provide capacity enhancement, step free access, improved fire safety and tunnel cooling at Bond Street underground station. The works, which will be constructed from 2010 to 2017, include building demolition, piling, tunnelling, and construction of a new ticket hall, lifts and escalators installations, electrical and mechanical installations and architectural works.

VVB are providing a full M&E enabling and tunneling packages to Costain Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture as a sole contractor throughout the duration of the project upgrade. This involves all enabling, temporary and site set-up M&E works and design co-ordination and implementation of the tunnel works.

Our role includes:

  • Co-ordination and implementation of service relocations enabling tunnel, escalator and construction activities to progress
  • Full Station Visual and Intrusive Survey
  • Full Tag and Trace Survey of the inherent legacy systems
  • Tunneling works package providing the station with enhanced access and increasing passenger flow through the installation of a new tunneling system throughout the station
  • 3rd party co-ordination including LU PFI contractors
  • Enabling works relocation design, planning and relocations of LV, Lighting, PA, CCTV, Fire and Mechanical systems
  • Provision of a temporary sub-station system including power migration strategy to incorporate the provision of permanent DNO service to the finished station
  • Decommissioning and isolation of existing over site development.
  • Crossrail Enabling works including link tunnels to the new link passages
  • Full temporary M&E site requirements

Works began in August 2010 and is programmed for completion in 2017. The initial service relocation works have been programmed over a two year duration scheduled for completion prior to tunneling works commencing in 2012.

The tunnel works commence in 2012 and are to be completed by 2015 linking passenger access routes from a new surface entrance through to each level within the existing station whilst ensuring the existing station operation is fully maintained throughout the planned works.

Our scope includes:

Tunneling Enabling Works

  • Relocation of existing LV Distribution
  • Diversion and redesign of existing station lighting
  • Alteration of the existing HVAC
  • Diversion of main CMS routes
  • Diversion of Pumps & Drainage
  • Diversion of 3rd party equipment and assets
  • Alteration of the existing Fire Detection


  • Creation and implementation of temporary designs
  • Escalator replacement – M&E enabling and design works

Temporary / Site Works

  • HV & LV Distribution – including partial power migration
  • Temporary lighting
  • 11kV and LV Earthing
  • Cranes
  • Ventilation
  • Turn-table
  • Pumps & Drainage
  • Demolition
  • Isolations and decommissioning works