Contractor will provide permanent and temporary M&E works on £400m station overhaul
NG Bailey’s Rail division has been awarded a contract to provide the permanent M&E services for the redevelopment of London Bridge Station including all temporary services to keep the station operational.
Working alongside Costain, the contract will see the company design and install temporary works to facilitate the overall construction, whilst also delivering the detailed design of the permanent fire protection, fire detection, telecoms and security services and the installation of the electrical, mechanical, public health, fire, telecoms and security services.
As part of the contract the company will also offer support to the HyderWSP design team and maintain all new services installed until May 2018.
This major expansion comes as part of the Thameslink Programme that will substantially increase passenger capacity for the future and is due for completion in 2018. Once completed, London Bridge Station will have a concourse larger than the pitch at Wembley, creating 66% more space – including a vast retail concourse.
Chris Raven, managing director of the NG Bailey’s Rail division, said: “This is a significant win and further demonstrates our reputation for excellence in the rail industry.
“We have just been recognised as Network Rail’s Supplier of the Year for 2013, for the work we have carried out at other major rail hubs across the UK. We look forward to delivering another fantastic project for ultimate client Network Rail, in conjunction with Costain.”
NG Bailey’s CEO, David Hurcomb, added: “Our Rail division is renowned in its field for excellence, innovation and above all the safe delivery of projects. The award of this contract is testament to our capabilities.”
London Bridge is the oldest terminus station and the fourth busiest rail station in London. The station was opened in 1836 and has since underdone many changes and upgrades - currently catering for around 56 million passengers a year.