The Challenge:

Developing a deliverable solution in a dense urban multi-utility environment: A constrained site comprising of a key commuter hub and a strategic road in the City of London. This presented significant planning and delivery challenges.

Collaborating for optimal outcomes: One of nineteen supply-chain organisations co-located with the JV client. Final decisions were made collaboratively to add value to the works packages which followed-on from ours on this £562m project.

Sustainability: Working to London’s strict emissions and noise limits with constraints imposed by the location of the works.

Stakeholder Engagement and Temporary Works Management: Coordinating with partners and nearby projects to keep London’s key commuter arteries moving during works. We also managed negotiations with City of London’s Traffic Management Office and Transport for London for the project.​

The Solution:

A Single Source approach to utilities construction saved millions from the original utilities budget. The use of 3D modelling helped to inform 4D planning and create an optimal construction solution.

Scenarios were heavily workshopped and tested in the common data environment. A two-fold solution for the access shaft saw a single trench shared by all existing utilities. This was then widened by three metres to provide the necessary access for future construction.

Logistics were coordinated with neighbouring sites and businesses and a low emission plant with particle traps was exclusively used.

Traffic and pedestrian management was of paramount importance. Our 3D Modelling for the works showed the works before, during and after. This helped streetworks officers to understand our methodology ahead of permits being granted.

The Impact:

Exemplar for improved project outcomes via ICE and enhanced collaborative project planning:

  • 6-months programme reduction
  • 100% record of uninterrupted services to customers; a key requirement
  • 26,460 Working Hours over 63 weeks; zero safety incidents
  • 20 utility routes diverted
  • 4.1km utility ducts re-laid
  • Zero Utility Strikes: avoid danger of death to our team and the public
  • Sustainable application of BIM
  • Recommendation by a City of London Alderman, resulting in a nomination for a positive public engagement award
  • Finalist at the 2017 Construction News Specialist Awards
" The works that [Kier] have carried out on the Bank Station have been to the highest standards and the team are to be commended for how well they have overcome the challenges and completed the works safely. "
Andy Swift Project Manager Transport for London

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