C512 Whitechapel sees the BBMV team deliver a new station for the Elizabeth line in the heart of East London. The existing station at Whitechapel forms a busy interchange between the Hammersmith & City and District lines and London Overground.
Early BBMV works started with the construction of two 30-metre-deep shafts. One provides main access for passengers to the Elizabeth line tunnels, and the other is essentially a service shaft.
A new “interim” station was then constructed allowing for demolition of the existing ticket hall. 1,000 tonnes of structural steel were subsequently installed above the London Overground and Hammersmith & City and District lines to support a new concourse linking a new ticket hall to the main shaft taking passengers down to the Elizabeth line platforms.
At the same time, BBMV works in the tunnels sees the Elizabeth line platforms being constructed to a high level of architectural finish.
All of this work is being accomplished without disruption to the existing interchange which remains fully functional.
BBMV is a Joint Venture between Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and VINCI Construction.