- January 2013
- Bam Ferrovial Kier JV (Crossrail)
- Farringdon station, London
- VGC contract value
- £6 million
In 2013 VGC Labour Solutions was engaged by the Bam Ferrovial Kier joint venture to provide labour resources for their £200 million Farringdon station contract. The contract includes the construction of two platform tunnels, each the length of two football pitches, linking two new ticket halls in the east and west.
VGC is supplying all categories of labour for the project including carpenters, steelfixers, scaffolders, machine operators, concretors and general operatives. To supplement VGC’s existing personnel, many employees have been recruited locally to ensure that the surrounding areas benefit from the employment opportunities that this important project offers.
Our Be Safe by Choice key influencer on this project is Eamon Keogh.
Donatus Jausicas, who was a key influencer at Farringdon, has been promoted from formwork supervisor and shuttering carpenter to labour manager.
The west ticket hall will be shared with Thameslink services, and will have an entrance on Cowcross street, opposite the existing Farringdon London Underground station. The east ticket hall will have entrances at the Long Lane end of the station, on Lindsey street and Hayne street. It will link directly with the existing London Underground platforms at Barbican station and thus provide access to the Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.
When Crossrail opens in 2018, Farringdon will be one of its most important interchanges: it will be the only station where passengers will be able to access Thameslink, Crossrail and London Underground services, and a key link in bringing passengers from outer London to the business hubs of the City and Canary Wharf. Crossrail itself will stretch from Maidenhead in the west across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east and the new railway will cover 118km of track including 21km of new twin-bore rail tunnel within London itself.
Read about VGC’s work for Crossrail with primary contractor Balfour Beatty at Abbey Wood. VGC has been involved with work on constructing and upgrading London’s railway infrastructure for over 50 years.