This short time lapse sequence shows Crossrail demolition works at Davies Street undertaken in 2010.
Watch as the upper levels of 65 Davies Street, encased by noise and dust protection, were demolished with the assistance of a 35 metre crane and see how the crane was dismantled to enable the clearing of the first floor, ground and basement level structures.
The western ticket hall at Davies Street is being constructed on the site of 65 Davies Street creating the access and egress to the new Crossrail platforms. A new development will be constructed above the ground-floor entrance to the station by a private developer through a collaborative partnership.
To integrate the new Crossrail station with London Underground’s Bond Street station upgrade works on the north side of Oxford Street, a step free passenger link tunnel is planned to connect the two stations running along and under Davies Street and Oxford Street.
The Crossrail tunnels under Bond Street will run at a depth of 26m, parallel to and approximately 100 metres south of Oxford Street. The two TBM drives will approach the location of Bond Street in late 2012 to create the running tunnels and the pilot tunnels for the new station platforms. Once the pilot tunnel is bored by the TBM, the platform tunnels will be enlarged to create the new platforms.