Staying on track

  • Just seven people were needed on site for the DfMA installation team
  • 460 precast elements were transported from Explore Industrial Park
  • The project was completed quicker than it would have been using traditional methods

Platform and tunnel construction at the Liverpool Street Crossrail station was completed around 11 weeks faster and required a smaller workforce than it would have done if the project had used traditional methods.

The work involved the installation of 450m of platform; 480m of service bed, track bed and corbel; a mechanical, electrical and plumbing modular system; a platform-edge screen and fume-proof temporary hoarding. 

While a traditional approach would have required concrete to be poured in situ, the platforms at Liverpool Street were created using 460 precast elements made at Explore Industrial Park. 

It meant that the Liverpool Street project was completed in just 30 weeks and only seven people were needed on site in the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) installation team. 

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