In 2013 VGC was engaged by the Bam Ferrovial Kier joint venture to provide labour resources for their £200 million Farringdon station contract.
Our people have been heavily involved ever since.
We have supplied all categories of labour for the project including carpenters, steelfixers, scaffolders, machine operators, concreters and general operatives. We’re now working on the final fit-out. Many employees were recruited locally to ensure that the surrounding areas could benefit from the employment opportunities offered by Crossrail.
Our Be Safe by Choice key influencer on this project is Eamon Keogh.
Donatus Jausicas, who was a key influencer at Farringdon, was promoted from formwork supervisor and shuttering carpenter to labour manager.
Farringdon station project
The contract included the construction of two platform tunnels, each the length of two football pitches, linking two new ticket halls in the east and west.
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, 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.
VGC teams have been involved in sixteen Crossrail projects, including all the new stations on the Elizabeth line.