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Current works at Whitechapel Station

Current works at Whitechapel Station

Construction of Whitechapel station started in April 2010 and is set to complete in 2018.

Click on the details below to find out about current construction works at Whitechapel.


Current Works

Durward Street

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Description of work:

Crossrail will continue the programme of station upgrade activity in Whitechapel during the second half of 2017 and into 2018. The main structural steel has been successfully installed above Whitechapel station. The project is now focused on roof installation above the London Overground and London Underground tracks. Cladding activity, including glasswork and steel, will continue alongside this into 2018. Remodelling of the former station entrance on Whitechapel Road is ongoing prior to reopening in 2018. Mechanical and electrical installation activity will also occur throughout the station until late 2018. Various activities will take place around the clock.

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Durward Street

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Description of work:

Update on general site activity, footpath closures and night works including deliveries, gantry installation and concrete pours.

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Durward Street

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Description of work:

The section of Durward Street between Trinity Hall and Kempton Court will be closed to pedestrians and vehicles from 22 September 2014 until 2018. This will allow the construction of the new Whitechapel Station concourse.

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Essex Wharf

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Description of work:

We will continue our programme of work at the Essex Wharf, Durward Street site in 2017. Activities taking place in the Essex Wharf, Durward Street site will include concrete construction of the station head houses by Spring 2017. We will primarily focus on fit-out activity, including installing mechanical and electrical components, lifts and escalators. External cladding activities will continue to take place until Summer 2017. Some sections of this activity will take place at night because of its proximity to the live railway and due to other logistical constraints which are present during the day. Louvres and the shaft roof will be installed during the second half of the year. Internal fit-out activity, which includes block work, mechanical and electrical and other finishing work will continue throughout 2017. We will continue to use a section of neighbouring Swanlea School’s grounds and the school gate on Brady Street.

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Essex Wharf

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Description of work:

Reinstatement of the Whitechapel Sports Centre astro-turf pitch is underway. Survey work on the site is complete and we are currently working to reinstate walls and fencing. From mid November, we will begin to excavate and remove the tarmac on the site. This work will involve some breaking of concrete over approximately one week, and ground compaction works for approximately 5 to 10 days. These works may generate some noticeable noise and vibration for local residents. From late November we will commence work to reinstate the paving and astro-turf itself. All works on the site will take place from 08:00 to 18:00 Mondays to Fridays, and 08:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays until late December 2017. The pitch will then be handed back to the Sports Centre for use. Please see the linked PDF information sheet for full details.

Details of work as PDF:

Cambridge Heath Road Work Site

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Description of work:

Crossrail will continue construction activities on the interior and exterior of the shaft and head house structure located within the Cambridge Heath Road site throughout 2017 and into 2018. The previously announced staircase construction was postponed and resumes from January 2017. The staircase has been produced off-site and will be lifted into place over approximately one month. Installation of tunnel systems including signalling, power and ventilation fans is also underway. There will continue to be a variety of work taking place around the clock, with lower impact works overnight and some work on Sundays.

Details of work as PDF: