John Comins

Bank Station Capacity Upgrade

Construction Manager - Dragados


John Cumins, Dragados, and Cate Anthony, Dr Sauer & Partners: Delivering The Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Project

Dragados SA are working with London Underground on a £650M project to upgrade Bank underground station in order to reduce congestion by increasing capacity, improve passenger access and movement in the station by minimising journey time, provide step free access and improve evacuation times from the station in an emergency. The Bank Station Capacity Upgrade (BSCU) scheme includes the construction of a new platform and southbound running tunnel for the Northern line. The existing southbound platform will be converted into a new passenger concourse which will be connected with the new platform tunnel through four new cross passages. New escalator barrels, interchange links, moving walkway, shafts, cross passages and adits will provide connections to the DLR concourse tunnel and to the new station entrance

Through collaboration Dr Sauer & Partners and Dragados have found some exciting innovative design and construction solutions that will be presented by Cate Anthony and John Comins, including: Constructability review during design; SCL access tunnels over existing assets; Option A joint; Combined lining design; Challenges during construction; Resources; Ventilation and dust control.

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