Farringdon Station, Integrated Ticket Hall


The redevelopment of Farringdon station was part of the ThamesLink programme. The Bourne Group delivered the station’s new integrated ticket hall that included under pinning the existing bridge, refurbishing Turnmill Street ticket hall, and installing new roof lights.

The package included the supply and installation of cladding, glazing and louvers; the refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed station building and construction of the new north train shed roof (featured separately).

The structural steel package delivered to Farringdon earned the Bourne Group the 2012 Construction News Steel Specialist Award. What’s more, the project was also shortlisted at the 2012 Structural Steel Design Awards.

Haywards Heath Station Car Park


The construction of this carpark was on a live, congested rail station site with continual public movements, both vehicular and pedestrian. To maximise the available spaces during construction Bourne Parking split the construction into three phases. The site is within close proximity to a live rail line and as a result we worked with Network Rail to create detailed sets of RAMS for the various elements of construction. We hold a Network Rail Principal Contractors License, which was issued to Bourne based on our proven track record of delivering successful projects in challenging live Rail environments.

Bourne Parking has provided a total of 1,059 parking spaces covering the ground and three suspended deck levels which were constructed using a steel frame and our ‘Montex’ floor system. Also included with the 769 suspended spaces is an internal access ramp, lighting, access stairs, deck and surface drainage and major external associated works.

Four Oaks Park and Ride


High spec cladding finish to external elevations, as per planning conditions.

Health & Safety Very good London Midland Railway provided safety inspections every month. They were complimentary as to the good standard of safety on site.

The site was adjacent the local Train station, and was on a residential road. A good standard of public interface was established at an early stage. As such, Centro received no complaints during the duration of the works and received complimentary letters from some local residents.

Fox Covert Footbridge


The footbridge which crosses the busy East Coast Main line Nr Peterborough, was opened mid-July following years of campaigning from local councilors and residents to improve safety at the crossing.

The crossing usage averages 200 plus school children pedestrians or cyclists per day across a 60mph main passenger line with 26 trains passing through this point.

Bourne was involved in the design stage allowing early collaboration from the outset with the client and Network Rail. The completed 240 meters of ramps, stairs and bridge section were fitted out with lighting electrics, handrails, GRP treads and paint work to ensure a “right first time” result before being placed by crane.

Farringdon Crossrail Station


Farringdon Station will become the only station to link all three rail networks: Thameslink, Crossrail and London Underground. As part of the redevelopment of this important Crossrail station, two new tickets offices are being built to provide step free access to the new platforms, 25m below street level.

Bourne Steel are providing the structural steelwork and decking packages for new East and West Ticket Halls. Some 2000T of heavy plate girders and complex trusses are being installed, that will not only form the new tickets halls but also the structural frame for future oversite development at the station.

Blackfriars Station


As part of the Blackfriars Station and Bridge Reconstruction Scheme Bourne Steel and Bourne Special Projects provided the structural steelwork for both the north and south stations alongside carrying out most of the enabling works, to allow the station to evolve as part of the build programme.

Bourne Steel were responsible for the north station complex consisting of a series of interlinked buildings including the LUL structure, retail area, escalator building and a common entrance area which incorporates a curved feature façade that is fully glazed and supported by elegant bow-string trusses.

Where possible work was carried out during possession times to ensure minimal disruption to train operations and to significantly reduce the hazards presented by working in such an environment. Furthermore, a large proportion of the steelwork was modularised and manufactured off-site.

Winchester AFA


Winchester Station is a busy commuter station used by up to 86,000 passengers every week. The Bourne Group was commissioned with the erection of a footbridge, stairs and lift shafts at the station as part of Network Rail’s ‘Access for All’ campaign.

Bourne Special Projects erected the steelwork during overnight weekend possessions / blockades. Bourne were heavily involved throughout the design process, working closely with the whole design team to enable ‘completed’ elements to be designed, fabricated, and erected.

The completed 15 metre long, 25 tonne steel bridge structure was lifted into place by a 200 tonne mobile crane, within a one hour blockade, with the full height open inward glazed panels being the only missing components.

The frame dimensions required extensive fine tolerance surveying prior to the lift, as the bridge had to fit exactly. Very careful planning enabled us to complete the installation to plan, to the satisfaction of all parties.

Saxilby AFA


This project consists of disabled ramps, a bridge and staircases that Bourne Special Projects provided as a modular solution to reduce the installation period.

As part of the service all components were finished with Protective Treatment N1 paint. BSPL also provided anti-slip flooring, stair nosing’s, drainage and containment for M&E which were all completed before the first lift.

Early collaboration with our client and Network rail ensured this project was on time and on budget.

Custom House, ExCel Bridge


Bourne Special Projects successfully completed the installation of the Custom House Excel Bridge during a 51 hour possession in December 2014.

The 34 metre long bridge has been installed as part of the construction of a new Crossrail station at Custom House, linking the station with ExCeL London. The new structure was lifted into place in three sections by two huge cranes with a combined weight of nearly a thousand tonnes.

Laing O’Rourke project director, Chris Warren, has said “What an awesome weekend. We`ve delivered on what we said we would, before the planned hand back time, and more importantly, without any incidents. An excellent result. Thank you for all your efforts and dedication, pure professionalism and commitment. A true example of how working as a team brings out the best results!”.

With Crossrail, the journey between Custom House and Bond Street will be around 10 minutes quicker and passengers travelling to and from Heathrow will be able to reduce their journeys by more than 30 minutes. When it opens in 2018, Custom House station will be run by Transport for London as part of London’s integrated transport network.

Blackfriars Station


As part of the Blackfriars Station and Bridge Reconstruction Scheme Bourne Steel and Bourne Special Projects provided the structural steelwork for both the north and south stations alongside carrying out most of the enabling works, to allow the station to evolve as part of the build programme.

Bourne Special Projects were responsible for the south station including the pavilion building, a west and east entrance, flying staircase and a glazed steel lift structure.

Where possible, work was carried out during possession times to ensure minimal disruption to train operations and to significantly reduce the hazards presented by working in such an environment. Furthermore, a large proportion of the steelwork was modularised and manufactured off-site.