Canary Wharf Crossrail Development
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Canary Wharf Crossrail Development

  • Client / Canary Wharf Group Plc
  • Sector / Rail, Retail, Transport & Infrastructure
  • Architect / Foster + Partners
  • Main Contractor / Canary Wharf Contractors
  • Location / London, UK
  • Products / Ancillaries, Cladding, Glazing
  • Value / £10m
  • Completed / February 2015

As one of Crossrail's most dramatic new stations, Canary Wharf is also one of the most challenging owing to its prime location on the North Dock of West India Quay where it is completely surrounded by water. The striking development has been built ‘top down’, with the ticket hall and platform levels 28 meter below water level. Above the station are two ‘underwater’ floors of retail space, with a further two above ground level, before the station is completed by a roof top garden, restaurant and community facility that is partly covered by a striking timber lattice roof.

Appointed to work on both buttress ends of the station, Lakesmere designed and installed the champagne anodised aluminium cladding, oversized ‘feature’ anodised louvres, high-performance louvres with feature framing, balustrades and staircases, floor decking and aluminium backing wall cladding.

Lakesmere’s specialist facade team, McMullen also delivered an innovative glazing and cladding package including the shop front glazing to the station’s four storeys of retail space.

A second phase of works awarded to Lakesmere included the steelwork package for the Platform Edge Door Downstand in the depths of the station on level -5 and bespoke GRP panel trackside cladding and platform finishes, running the full 240m length of the east- and westbound platforms. Lakesmere also worked on several of the access routes to the station, designing and installing the internal extruded aluminium cladding and bullnose capping for the elevated walkway and the underside aluminium cladding to the road bridge.

Lakesmere are continuing their involvement in the development of London’s new transport infrastructure with a contract to work on the new Crossrail station in Whitechapel.

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