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Previous Oak Widespread base slab full

Progress at Old Oak Common
Progress at Previous Oak Widespread

The 850-metre station field reaches 20 metres under floor and is the place the six platforms for HS2 trains can be situated.

The primary base slab concrete pour comes after the excavation of roughly 80,000 cubic metres of spoil within the west field by Balfour Beatty Vinci Systra three way partnership (BBVS JV), HS2’s predominant contractor for the west Londonn station.

The spoil from the excavation is being transported to HS2’s London Logistics Hub at Willesden Euroterminal by way of a conveyor system, negating the necessity for lorry actions on native roads. (Individuals who dwell within the West Midlands get no such particular remedy, a lot to the irritation of  Meriden MP Saqib Bhatti – hear him on this matter on Ep.125 of the Re:Building podcast.)

As soon as the west field is full will probably be handed over to HS2’s London tunnels contractor, Skanska Costain Strabag three way partnership (SCS JV), to organize for tunnel work between Previous Oak Widespread and Victoria Highway crossover field with breakthrough anticipated in late 2024.

HS2’s Previous Oak Widespread Station may have 14 platforms; six HS2 platforms, 4 Elizabeth Line platforms, and 4 platforms for the Nice Western Mainline, which can be served by trains to Wales and the southwest.

HS2’s undertaking shopper for Previous Oak Widespread, Huw Edwards, stated: “Work to construct HS2’s super-hub station in West London is in full swing, and we’re gaining momentum, reaching our development milestones on web site. This primary concrete pour of the station field base slab implies that we’ve got now reached the HS2 monitor stage and might proceed to work eastwards to construct the foundations for the HS2 operational companies.

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“As soon as full, HS2’s Previous Oak Widespread Station can be one of many UK’s greatest linked transport hubs, and can be a catalyst for financial improvement, the creation of latest houses, jobs and areas for the area people.”

BBVS JV undertaking director Nigel Russell stated: “Completion of the primary concrete base pour for the station field at Previous Oak Widespread marks a big milestone within the progress being made throughout the HS2 undertaking. We now sit up for excavating the jap part of the station field at Previous Oak Widespread, which on completion, will turn into considered one of Britain’s largest, greatest linked and most sustainable railway stations.”

BBVS JV started everlasting works for the station field in June 2021.

Work to start setting up platforms for the bottom stage platforms, for use by the Elizabeth Line and Nice Western Mainline companies, will start later this yr.

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