The British Tunnelling Society’s Annual Conference and Exhibition took place last week at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. Dr. Sauer & Partners’ Cate Anthony took to the stage with Dragados’ John Comins to present some of the exciting and innovative design and construction solutions that the team has delivered at the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Project (BSCU).
With the ultimate goal of reducing congestion, increasing capacity, minimising journey time, delivering step free access and improving emergency evacuation times, the BSCU scheme includes construction of a new platform and southbound running tunnel. Cate and John’s presentation entitled “Innovation through Collaboration” showed the design and construction solutions that have been employed by the Dragados/Dr. Sauer & Partners team. These include: Constructability review during design; SCL access tunnels over existing assets; Option A joint; Combined lining design; and ventilation and dust control.
To view the slides presented at the BTS Conference and some of the designs and construction images, please click the below image.