Andun were involved with the scheme from the very beginning in 2013 through to final completion in 2017. The works were as follows:
- Move the existing raised walkways for station access. Realign station entrances;
- Move existing rail signal
- Build new service bridge
Two large excavations had to be opened up within each embankment to facilitate the construction of the new abutments. King pile walls were chosen based on client preference. To reduce the embedment depth of the king piles good use was made of the blinding to tie the king piles back at the base of the excavation to the newly installed piles.
Assessment of the adjacent wing wall in the temporary condition was undertaken.
To install the new service bridge a 350Te crane was required. Andun proposed to place the crane directly on the bridge, thereby placing the outriggers over the abutments. This ensures a stabilising load is applied to the abutments, rather than a destabilising load if the outriggers were behind the abutment or wing wall. An inspection of the bridge was undertaken, followed by the production of an AIP submission. The submission included a check on the new service bridge being transported over the bridge, as it was an abnormal load.
- Divert existing services onto the new bridge;
This sounds a relatively simple task; however, given the nature of s tie within central London it became anything but. Large excavations had to be created within the station entrances, whilst maintaining access to the station. This required intersting design colutions.
- Demolish and rebuild the new bridge;
The bridge was demolished and rebuilt during a 200 hour possession over Christmas 2016. Andun were heavily involved in the planning and sequencing of the works. We provided site full 3d sequence drawings for the works supervision during the demolition and early stages of the reconstruction.
The works Andun undertook were very varied in nature and included the following.
- Realignment of the existing raised walkways. We reused the existing raised walkway, which saved the client both time and money;
- Mobile crane positions;
- Temporary signal shield
- Piling platforms
- Combined crane and piling platform behind the masonry retaining walls. The platform sat on the existing retaining wall, and spanned to appoint around 3m away, thereby avoiding lateral loads on the retaining wall;
- Signal relocation;
- King pile retaining walls;
- Temporary stair towers;
- Cat iii checking on formwork designs;
- Temporary assessment of retaining walls during excavation works;
- Earthworks retaining solutions for a number of deep excavations for BT chambers, and new services;
- Form AA assessment for bridge for 350Te mobile crane positions;
- Check on temporary abutment stability assessment;
- Bridge Demolition design and sequencing;
- Formwork design;
- Check on rebar stability, including lifting significant 15Te cages;
- Temporary stability checks on precast bridge units;
- Plant load assessments
- 500Te crane positions;
- Wing wall abutment checks;
- 3D sequencings works;
Andun provided F002/03, and organised and managed cat iii checks for all designs above. We also provided CRE support to the project. We also provided site supervision at key stages of the demolition and rebuild.