The final section of London Bridge Station is now open, marking the end of Bourne’s five year involvement in the London Bridge Project and nine years with the Thameslink Programme.
Bourne’s involvement in the Thameslink Programme began in 2009 with a £360,00 order for the Turnmill Street ticket hall at Farringdon Station. The Company went on to win several more contracts at Farringdon including the installation of rooflights above the integrated ticket hall, an over-track crossing and a roof canopy covering the north end of all four platforms. This was followed by work at Blackfriars Station where Bourne 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.
Many of the Thameslink projects have required Bourne to carry out astonishing feats of engineering and precision, from installing 60 tonne concrete encased girders and intricate ‘flying staircases’ to erecting 15 tonne girders in underground tunnels and even propping and jacking London’s oldest station, London Bridge.
Bourne has now exceeded a combined order total of £20 million with Thameslink but the Company’s work at Farringdon Station continues as part of the Crossrail development.