Wessex Capacity Alliance – Waterloo station upgrade

Waterloo station
Jul 2017
Apr 2019

Our teams worked for client Skanska as part of the Wessex Capacity Alliance upgrade works at Waterloo.

Most of our work at the start of 2017 on this project was focused on reconstruction of the station, incorporating ground works and general construction activities. More recently, our teams have been involved in modifying the redundant Eurostar platforms to increase the capacity of the UK’s busiest station by enabling them to be used for domestic rolling stock. We supplied people to the project working both days and nights.

A consortium of Skanska, Colas Rail, Aecom and Mott MacDonald was awarded with a £400m contract to upgrade Waterloo station in January 2016.

The Waterloo station upgrade is a part of the £1bn Wessex Capacity programme. The upgrade includes spending £274m on track renewals and signalling enhancements, £182m on bridges, tunnels, major structures, culverts, footbridges and earthworks, £88m on electrification, and £33m on telecommunications.

The work includes rebuilding former Waterloo International terminal, reconfiguring platforms 20 to 24, and extending platforms 1 to 4 to allow longer trains to run from Waterloo along the Wessex route.

It also includes delivering track alterations, signalling, communications, buildings and civil infrastructure along the Wessex route and at Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Richmond, Wimbledon and Surbiton stations.

The station upgrade aimed to enhance passenger capacity by 30% by 2019.

For more information on the project, see Skanska’s website.

We have supported client Skanska with skilled trades and labour since 2009.