RECENTLY COMPLETED CONTRACT - BANK STATION
Principal Contractor: Hochtief (UK)
Work Required: New Station Entrance
Contract length: 3 years
Appointed to: Elm Site Services Ltd.
Project Start Date: August 2015
Project Completion Date: Nov 2018
Bank station is located in the heart of the City of London financial district and comprises both Bank and Monument underground stations.
Bank is a strategic network interchange served by six lines; Northern, Central, Waterloo & City, and the District and Circle at Monument (part of the same station complex) and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), for which Bank is the main central London Terminus.
Bank station is the fourth largest station on the Underground Network, with 96,000 passengers boarding, alighting and interchanging during the AM peak period (07:00-10:00). The lack of a dedicated entrance and exit for the line means most AM peak passengers leaving the trains are forced to navigate a constrained line and head for the central line subway exits to leave the station.
INTRODUCTION / PROJECT OVERVIEW
As the existing gate-line could not be expanded, due to restricted constraints space on the concourse and structural limitations, LUL is constructing a new step-free entrance dedicated to the Waterloo & City line. This will alleviate Constraints LUL decided to construct a new dedicated station entrance providing step-free access from the Waterloo & City Line platforms to street level, thereby satisfying LUL’s obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act.
Elm Site Services were contracted by Hochtief (UK) - Principal Contractor - in August 2015 to deliver all Front-of-House work packages to the new station entrance located beneath Bloomberg’s New European Headquarters.