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During 2008 Britcon undertook the structural steelwork packages for the Peak hour subway alterations at London's underground Waterloo Station.

Works within this high profile contract saw Britcon

  • Supply, fabricate and install needles and temporary propping systems to facilitate the removal of existing walls
  • Supply fabrication and installation of Picture Frame openings including preloading and dry packing of beams
  • Supply, fabrication and installation of permanent staircases including balustrades and glazing panels
  • Assistance in the development of ongoing temporary works and sequencing in close liaison with the project designers to maintain total stability throughout

The major element of works comprised the propping of preinstalled needles prior to cutting out of the arches and for the installation of steel support members & frames. Steelwork members were pulled on trolleys to their respective work positions. Support beams were lifted into position and secured to the needles prior to installing the propping system. Props were bolted to both the needle support beams and the concrete base. An additional 45 degree brace system was 'laced' in accordance with client requirements to provide additional support to the props.