As a specialist subcontractor, VolkerLaser utilised a full suite of in-house capabilities to shorten the supply chain and preserve this historic structure in the heart of the bustling capital.
• Concrete repairs
• Hydro demolition
• Steel fixing
• Bridge jack repair
• Footpath reconstruction
Forming part of the wider scheme of strengthening works for Thameslink and enabling works for Crossrail, over 5,000m² of reinforced concrete slabs were cast to receive new waterproofing, and existing platforms were refurbished with additional civil engineering works.
A VolkerLaser team dug out the existing foundations and reinforced them in order to provide a temporary support to Paddington’s pedestrian bridge, whilst still being mindful of the structure’s historical significance. As part of the reconstruction, stringent safety measures were implemented in order to protect the general public and maintain pedestrian flow throughout the busy station.
Due to an expansion to the scope of works, the team had to adopt a flexible approach to the project and were able to successfully deliver specialist works within a tight timescale.