Canary Wharf Group plc has completed the striking timber lattice roof above the Canary Wharf Crossrail station.
The final aluminium piece was placed on the Foster + Partners designed roof, marking the structural completion of the project which began in May 2009.
The roof will sit above a new roof garden and Canary Wharf Group’s four storey, 115,000 sq ft retail and leisure development including shops, restaurants, bars and a cinema. The roof garden and first phase of the retail and leisure space will open in May 2015, three years before trains run through the station.
Work began on the new station in May 2009 by creating a 250m long and 30m wide watertight dam in the waters of North Dock, using an innovative ‘silent’ piling method. The station box was then built ‘top down,’ 28 metres below the water surface to create the ticket hall and platform levels.
Canary Wharf is the most progressed of Crossrail’s 10 new stations. Eight 40 metre-long escalators, four lifts, flooring, wall cladding and space for station services are all in place in the ticket hall level.
Crossrail’s construction remains on time and within budget. Its tunnelling programme is over 80% complete. When Crossrail opens in 2018, it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10 per cent and cut journey times across the city, bringing an extra 1.5m people within 45 minutes of central London.
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The total funding available to deliver Crossrail is £14.8bn. The Crossrail route will pass through 40 stations and run more than 118 km (73 miles) from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through new twin-bore 21 km (13 miles) tunnels to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
When Crossrail opens it will increase London's rail-based transport network capacity by 10%, supporting regeneration and cutting journey times across the city. Crossrail services are due to commence through central London in 2018.
Crossrail is being delivered by Crossrail Limited (CRL). CRL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport for London. Crossrail is jointly sponsored by the Department for Transport and Transport for London.
Gallery - Construction of roof above Canary Wharf Crossrail station in pictures
About Canary Wharf Group plc:
Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It is focussed on the design, construction, leasing and management of grade A office space and high-quality retail and leisure facilities in central London. Over the past 20 years Canary Wharf Group has regenerated derelict wharves into one of the world’s premier business and shopping districts, constructing over 16 m sq ft of office space; more than any other company in London. These buildings are occupied by over 100,000 people.
Canary Wharf Group’s tenants, clients and occupiers include some of the world’s leading business organisations from the media, legal, accounting, financial services, IT, energy and transport sectors. Canary Wharf Group has also developed and successfully let over 280 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants including many of Britain’s leading brands.
The Group has also been involved with four projects away from the Canary Wharf Estate. Following the successful completion of Pan Peninsula, Drapers Gardens and the ongoing construction of 20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie) in the City of London, the Group is also in a joint venture with Qatari Diar for the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on London’s South Bank.