Network Rail – London Bridge Station


The new station has been transformed with additional platforms for more trains, building a new concourse and creating an enhanced station for passengers in the fourth busiest station in the country. The project was funded by the Thameslink programme – a £6bn Government investment in rail. The redevelopment works are being carried out by Costain and Hyder / WSP on behalf of Network Rail, with the precast platforms being supplied by Charcon Specialist Products.

Our Solution:

Using Tekla Structures and operating BIM Level 2, Waldeck produced engineering designs, drawings and schedules for over 4,000 precast concrete elements of platform structure. All models were created in 3D and automatically transferred into 2D deliverables for our client.

Waldeck have also provided information for the prototype area of the project which is being used to enable assessment of the constructability, maintenance and coordination of drainage and electrical services to the platforms.

This project was delivered at BIM Level 2. The software was used to share models in multiple formats with the main contractor and client. The software is also used to track progress and provide high level unit details to ensure manufacturing is kept on schedule.edule.

The Results:

Costain were awarded Building Magazine’s: BIM Initiative of the Year in 2013 for this project using Waldeck’s BIM designs.

We have produced specific components and unit profiles for the various unit types in Tekla, which has greatly improved our modelling output, also included within this are various seam joints and cutting components to be able to develop the unit shapes required.

We have also been able to split the model into phases to demonstrate model changes, unit amendments, individual platforms and construction phases for the client and main contractors. This has helped enormously with programming for both fabrication and installation phases.