BBMV complete construction of Whitechapel StationTom Grisedale
An award-winning project for Clark Door Limited, Crossrail’s Whitechapel station has finally reopened.
Having undergone a radical transformation, as part of the capital’s ambitious new Crossrail service, Whitechapel Station has officially reopened. 118km of new track, through 42km of tunnels under London, the railway will be known as the Elizabeth line and also sees a new ticket hall and lifts open.
Clark Door designed, manufactured and installed 2 large acoustic fire doors in the station’s new Durward Street ventilation shaft and were awarded a Supply Chain Quality Award in 2018 by BBMV, Crossrail’s major contractor and a joint venture between Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, Vinci Construction and BeMo Tunnelling. A result and reflection of impressive pre-installation planning and commitment to going the extra mile to meet the project’s stringent requirements of design approval, quality and safety.
Measuring 4.8m wide by 7.2m high, and 6m wide by 8m high respectively, with the largest door weighing in excess of 10 tonnes, the doors provide a high level of sound insulation to prevent noise from the shaft’s ventilation fans reaching the station above. The doors are also fire rated to 60 minutes and capable of withstanding high air pressure load in either direction.
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