Bailey has been working closely with Prater to deliver a major element of the complete refurbishment of London Bridge train station, on behalf of Costain for Network Rail.
The ongoing redevelopment designed by Grimshaw architects, detailed by HWSP and delivered by Prater on behalf of Costain, one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers. The project involves the provision of a new concourse at street level, with entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street, which will increase passenger capacity through the station from 50m to 75m. Entrance and exit points will also be redeveloped to improve ease of access to and from the station.
Bailey was trusted by Prater to undertake and advise on one of the challenging areas of the project, from the initial design stages, developing how the fascia and soffits would work, and then by harnessing the latest software to ensure the manufacture and delivery to a challenging programme, and ensure finishes were to the highest possible standard.
Bailey purchased specialist 3D modelling software that enabled the company to effectively integrate various other drawing elements for the project, both 3D and 2D, into one 3D software package. This software, allowed the Bailey Products to be modelled directly onto the steelwork model, incorporating the Prater design sections, producing extremely precise 3D models, combining both 3D structural steelwork models from the architect and Prater 2D drawings, for manufacture of the anodised materials for the cassettes and detailed site drawings to enable Prater to accurately install them both on and off site.
So far, Bailey and Prater have exceeded expectations, thanks to integrated working, both in design and construction. Bailey’s use of technology during the project has reduced the time taken across all areas, therefore reducing costs. Time savings in manufacture and installation have also positively benefited the public, as the work at the station was completed as efficiently as possible, with minimum disruption. Thanks to the automations within the software, processes that would have taken hours, have taken seconds.
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