Farringdon Station Upgrade

Contract Value £30m
Farringdon station is the point at which Thameslink and the future Crossrail route will
intersect, and once Crossrail services are running, this station will be the first station to have direct access to three of London’s airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton.

Once complete at the end of 2011, Thameslink Programme will deliver significant improvements at Farringdon station, with the extension of platforms to take longer, 12 car trains. The station will be redesigned, with a new footbridge and station entrances, reducing congestion, providing step-free access and improving interchange between Train services.

VVB are providing a full M&E installation package to Costain Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture as a sole contractor during stage 1 and as a joint venture partner with Crown House Technologies during stage 2. This involves all enabling, temporary and permanent M&E works including management of all 3rd party PFI’s, Infraco’s and Asset Maintainers.

Our role included:

  • Electrical Duty Holder
  • Full Station Survey
  • Full station permanent M&E Fit-out
  • 3rd party management including LU PFI’s
  • Enabling works relocation design, planning and relocations of LV, Lighting, PA, CCTV,OPO, DOO, CIS and Dot matrix systems
  • Provision of ISF facilities (SOR and Ticket Office) including management of designer
  • Management of Signalling designer and SISS Contractor
  • Full station power migration strategy
  • Decommissioning of Moorgate and Barbican NR stations
  • Crossrail Enabling works including demolition of 2 10+ storey offi ce blocks
  • Full temporary M&E site requirements

Works began in April 2008 and Stage 1 (Key out put 0) was completed on 23rd March 2009. Stage 1B is due for completion in October 2009 with Stage 2 (key output 1) completed in Dec 2011.

Our scope included: Permanent Works – Full Station Referbishment

  • HV & LV Distribution
  • Full station lighting
  • HVAC
  • Earthing
  • Pumps & Drainage
  • BMS Control System
  • Fire Detection System
  • CER / SOR / Ticket Office Fit-out
  • Sanitary Ware
  • UPS & OLBI systems

Temporary / Enabling Works:

  • HV & LV Distribution – including full Switchboard migration
  • Temporary lighting
  • 25kV and LV Earthing
  • CCTV
  • PA
  • OPO
  • DOO
  • CIS
  • Dot Matrix
  • Fire Detection
  • Pumps & Drainage