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London Paddington Station


As a specialist subcontractor, VolkerLaser utilised a full suite of in-house capabilites to shorten the supply chain and preserve this historic structure in the heart of the bustling capital.

Services provided

  • Concrete repair
  • Waterproofing
  • Surfacing
  • Hydrodemolition
  • Formwork
  • Steel fixing
  • Bridge jack repair
  • Footpath reconstruction

A prestigious and sensitive refurbishment

Part of strengthening works for Thameslink and enabling works for Crossrail, over 5000m2 of reinforced concrete slabs were cast to receive new waterproofing, and existing platforms refurbished with additional civil engineering works.

VolkerLaser had to dig out and reinforce foundations in order to provide temporary support to Paddington's pedestrian bridge, whilst still being mindful of the structure's historical significance. As part of this reconstruction, stringent safety measures were implemented in order to protect the general public and maintain pedestrian flow; as well as revising techniques due to health and safety innovation. 

Due to the expansion of the scope of works, VolkerLaser had to adopt a flexible approach to the project. Our multi-functionality and wide breadth of skills meant that we were the ideal contractor for the job, delivered within tight timescales and a minimal supply chain.

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Morgan Sindall
  • Value
    £3 million
  • Duration
    February 2010 - February 2011
  • Project categories

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