Kier has worked on six major contracts as part of the overall £15bn Crossrail project, which will increase London’s rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration across the capital.
Construction of the Elizabeth Line as part of the Crossrail project demonstrates our ability to deliver several complex infrastructure works at the same time. It is the largest construction project in Europe and when complete, Elizabeth Line trains will run 118km from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21km tunnels under central London, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
At the Western Running Tunnels, Kier drove two 6km long tunnels between Royal Oak and Farringdon Station, under some of the most expensive real estate in the world as part of the largest construction project in Europe. The tunnels were lined by 60,000 precast concrete segments. In order to produce and store the vast quantities of concrete required for the project, Kier built a bespoke precast segment manufacturing facility in West London, which peaked at over 200 segments per day.
Other contracts included:
- Whitechapel station enabling works: temporary structural steel decks
- Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road station tunnels: excavations, sprayed concrete lining and settlement mitigation works
- Liverpool Street station Moorgate shaft and Western ticket hall: piling, excavation, propping, and installing deep ring beams
- Whitechapel station advanced works: diaphragm walling, piling and deep shaft construction
- Farringdon station: civil engineering, tunnelling, building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing, and final fit-out, commissioning and handover. Over 100 diamond-shaped precast concrete segments were pieced together to create a dramatic lattice roof inspired by the historic Hatton Garden jewellery quarter located opposite the station.
These engineering projects will lead to Farringdon becoming one of the UK’s busiest train stations, with over 140 trains flowing through its new interchange each hour.
As the only station served by Thameslink, Elizabeth Line and London Underground together, it will be a key link in bringing passengers from outer London to the business hubs in the City and Canary Wharf. Crossrail will also make it possible to connect directly to three of London’s five airports.
The Luton DART project is a joint venture project between VolkerFitzpatrick and Kier (VFK). This new state-of-the-art guided mass passenger transit system will link the airport terminal building to Luton Airport Parkway station. Due to open in 2021 it will reduce journey time from the terminal to central London to under 30 minutes.
Constructing two railway tunnels that run for 6.4km between the Royal Oak portal and the new Farringdon Crossrail station in Central London. Huge scale building of station tunnel caverns at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon for the new Elizabeth line.
Supporting the power requirement for ongoing Brighton Main Line signalling renewal works. We installed a Westplex System in order to upgrade a key commuter line to increase the quantity of trains able to utilise the line.
Kier successfully delivered a programme of 23 projects across two strategic Trusts estates which included MRI, Renal, Pathology, Laminar flow Theatre, Theatre Recovery, Paediatric assessment, A & E, Wards A,B,C & D, Chemotherapy, Catering, Fire Protection Works & Orthodontics.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
The redevelopment of Wexham Park Hospital Women’s Services consisted of the remodelling of the Maternity and Gynaecology Facilities. This forming brand new, state of the art facilities for Slough and the surrounding areas.
Creating a purpose-built facility for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perinatal Services. Providing support for adolescents, pregnant women, and women with a babies up to one year old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Working with Network Rail to keep the line between Ipswich and Lowestoft up and running. Replacing the line's Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) system after the frequencies were allocated to the MOD, coming up with a workable solution with the client and ensuring this vital rural connection remained in service.
Delivering a 100% BIM3 compliant utilities design at one of London’s busiest interchanges, Bank Station. Serving 73 million passengers annually, situated between London Bridge and the Bank of England.