Crossrail – Royal Arsenal Woolwich Station & OSD

Project Details

Client Berkeley Homes
Date 2009-2014
Skills CDM – C Services, Temporary Works Co-ordination, Quality Management, Monitoring Management

Project Description

Berkeley Homes have undertaken a large redevelopment of the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, with the Crossrail station development and associated new rail link to the City, West End and Heathrow at its heart.

The Royal Arsenal Woolwich Station design comprises a station box with underground platforms and an oversite development (OSD) with both commercial and residential properties, standing beside existing listed buildings on the Arsenal site.

 LBA Role

CDM – C services from RIBA Stage D onwards for the Station Box and OSD. Some of the key design issues with respect to the CDM Regulations (2007) are

  • Contaminated land and unexploded ordnance.
  • Ground conditions and dewatering.
  • Existing underground structures and utilities.
  • Construction works close to listed buildings and major service
  • Load bearing for the oversite development.
  • Construction planning.
  • Fire strategy inclusive during the construction phase.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance strategy.

Other roles undertaken include:

  • Temporary Works Co-ordinator
  • Quality Manager
  • Monitoring Manager

Project Highlights

Berkeley Homes have undertaken an early Contractor involvement process within the GRIP 4 station box design stage of the project together with value engineering workshops in GRIP 5, both of which LBA were involved in. Capturing the design risks and their mitigation was simplified by this process, helped by input from all parties.

LBA added value for the Client by providing advice on the ground conditions and the TBM interface, specifically the result of the ground investigation and the key issues relating to dewatering, ground treatment within the Chalk and ground movement monitoring.

By taking the key integrated Berkeley company management system documents and customising them for this particular project, an integrated project management system was been put in place with great efficiency. This included ITP’s for all elements of the works. The Crossrail Box is now complete and successfully handed back to Crossrail.

LBA have continued the role of CDM-C into OSD design and construction. The OSD basement and frames for Blocks F, A and B are now complete and the detailed design for Blocks C & D is nearing completion.