Construction UK Logo For Mobile
Time and date
Share this page
Construction News

Milestone Reached On £25m Hackney Wick Station Refurb

Construction News Image
A major milestone has been reached on the £25 million Hackney Wick station refurbishment in London.

The 2,000 tonne concrete pedestrian subway was driven into place over the Easter weekend, which will allow passengers to get to their trains more quickly and easily once the station opens in early 2018.

Main contractor VolkerFitzpatrick removed the existing tracks and platforms and excavated the land underneath to create space for the subway. After the structure was driven into place using self-propelled modular transporters, the track and platforms were also rebuilt.

Work will now take place over the coming months to install an illuminated glass wall through the subway, while a new entrance and ticket hall will also be built at ground floor level along with new stairs and two new lifts.


Richard Schofield, Network Rail's Route Managing Director for Anglia, said: "We're committed to improving the rail network for the growing number of passengers using it as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.

"The completion of the subway marks a major milestone in the project and will make a huge improvement to the way people access the station and new facilities when the work is completed next year."

John Cox, Managing Director of VolkerFitzpatrick's rail division, said: "We are very proud to have safely delivered this key milestone in the construction of an improved Hackney Wick Station in collaboration with Network Rail and London Legacy Development Corporation.

"This was a complex undertaking which went smoothly due to the forward planning and engagement of all stakeholders. We look forward to completing the remainder of the works to the station and enabling the benefits this will have once finished in early 2018."


Latest Construction News


Willmott Dixon has been selected to deliver a £49 million transformation project at Colston Hall on Bristol. The works form the second phase of a major redevelopment programme at the venue, with a new £20 million foyer space delivered by the contractor at the iconic building in 2009. Designed by a

Construction is continuing on a new major flood defence scheme in Exeter. The project, which will reduce the risk of flooding to more than 3,200 homes and businesses in the city, is on schedule to be finished by the end of this year. The scheme involves building two flood gates across Station Road

A consultation has been launched on plans for a £125 million upgrade project along the A1 in north Kent. The scheme involves boosting capacity at the Bean and Ebbsfleet junctions by creating enlarged junction roundabouts with new lanes and enhanced slip roads. At Bean, a new bridge will be built o

A trio of bosses at Persimmon Homes have agreed to hand back part of their bonuses following a public backlash. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Fairburn, Chief Financial Officer Mike Killoran and Group Managing Director Dave Jenkinson will have their payouts slashed by more than £50 million after the

Work has started on a peatland restoration project across Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire. The Environment Agency will work alongside a number of partners across six sites after £163,300 of funding was secured through the Department Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.. Both upland and

Strike action has been called off at cement production company Castle Cement after drivers stuck a new two-year pay deal with management. Around 240 workers have accepted a new pay package, meaning scheduled strike action for the 26 – 27 February will not go ahead. The deal will see staff at eight

A company and subcontractor have been prosecuted after a worker fell through a fragile roof at an industrial park in London. Advanced Industrial Roofing and Cladding Solutions Limited (AIRCSL), of Essex, has been fined £8,000 with £4,278 in costs after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 6 (3)

Morgan Sindall has reported strong profit growth in its final results for the year ended 31 December 2017. The Group revealed pre-tax profit increased 46% to £66.1m in 2017, up from £45.3m in 2016, with revenue also rising 9% to £2,793m (2016: 2,652m). Results were driven by the performance of the

Morrison Utility Services (MUS) is to begin work on a £130,000 pipe replacement scheme in Routh, Yorkshire. The contractor will replace a 300-metre section of old cast iron pipe between the village of Routh and the White Cross roundabout that has burst eight times in recent years. In addition, a ne

Neil Willis, Technical Director at Skypower explains why so many construction companies are now using their drones. "Drones (UAV's) use has been steadily increasing over the last few years as construction companies realize the value they can provide for their large scale projects. Saving man
Bathe N.I.Elite Precast Concrete LtdEH SmithCannock Gates LtdJJ Glass CoBerkeley Applegate & Webb - OnSite InsuranceCNC KwiknailFreefoam PlasticsKAS ShopfittingsBasement & Drainage Systems Ltd
Terms and Conditions