Progress in Pictures: Brent Cross West
February 8, 2022
Progress can be seen from every direction at London’s newest mainline station as teams continue to build Brent Cross West following the completion of the associated rail infrastructure, foundations and structural steelwork last year.
Delivered by Barnet Council in partnership with Network Rail, Brent Cross West is essential to unlocking the housing and commercial development in the area and will provide a gateway from the new Brent Cross Town to the rest of London and beyond.
Here’s some pictures of the latest progress on the new station which is being project managed by Mace and constructed by VolkerFitzpatrick.
On the concourse the final concrete slab has been poured, completing the floor across the length of the whole of the overbridge and the concourse. The overbridge will eventually provide access across the midland mainline for pedestrians and cyclists living either side of the tracks.
The translucent roof cladding was also completed to the northern concourse last week, with the ‘skin’ of the station starting to cover the roof steel.
This picture shows where passengers will tap in and out to reach the platforms and begin their journeys.
The wall cladding has also been completed to the eastern overbridge, with the solid roofing planned to start in February.
The station platforms
On the platform level, the up and down platforms are now complete and the coping stones, which finish the platform edge, are now installed for the full extent of the new down slow line. Once they are finished on the up slow the platform concrete footprint will be completed.
The Station Eastern Entrance
The Station Eastern Entrance Building is also progressing well. The precast concreate stairs have been lifted into place and the final concrete pours are taking place this week to complete the shell of the building. Glulam timber columns will then be installed to support the impressive, glazed roofing.
This entrance will provide the gateway to Brent Cross Town and the new Claremont Park.