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Progress in pictures: Brent Cross West station

May 26, 2022

The completion of Brent Cross West station has taken another critical step closer as the remaining concourse roof beams, platform escalators and canopies have been carefully and skilfully manoeuvred into place.

Teams from construction partner VolkerFitzpatrick spent the weekend of 23 and 24 April on site during a railway possession airlifting and installing these key components onto both the north and south platforms with the help of two 500 tonne, and one 200 tonne cranes, as well as teams of excavators and forklifts.

Other achievements over this busy period included fitting platform copers, finishing the cladding on the western overbridge, and installing scaffolding to the sides of the concourse in preparation for future works.

Minimising disruption to residents and rail users was of paramount importance throughout. Now for the first-time, along with the recently completed entrances and the completion of the station concourse, passers-by can see an exciting glimpse of what London’s newest mainline station will look like when construction is completed this December.

Matthew Wilson, VolkerFitzpatrick contracts manager said: “It was crucial to coordinate activities across teams and make sure we made the most of our access. The teams worked well together and made fantastic progress.”

Take a look at the weekend works in progress with time-lapse and drone footage of the new station.

Positioned on the Midland Main Line between the existing Hendon and Cricklewood stations, the Brent Cross West station programme comprises of an overbridge for cyclists and pedestrians, a train station, improved sidings and a new train drivers and staff centre with a crossing built for safe access.

While an opening date is still to be agreed with rail partners, Brent Cross West station forms a substantial and significant hub for green mobility and is representative of the unique approach Barnet Council, in partnership with Network Rail and construction management company Mace, are delivering as part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme.

Click here to find out more about Brent Cross West station.