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Project - Docklands Light Railway Bank Station
Sector - Infrastructure
Technology - Precast Concrete
Company - Banagher Precast Concrete
In densely populated cities air space has become a premium commodity. This particular project is a collaboration between Network Rail and IJM Land to develop the air space above the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) where it surfaces at Royal Mint Street in a bid to construct a new superstructure housing development. The proposed Royal Mint Gardens development will comprise of three new residential towers of 13-15 storeys.
The aim of this project was to encapsulate a section of the DLR line at Bank Station exit tunnel which is on a slope and has a very limited surrounding area, to protect the railway, provide fire and noise separation in the permanent condition while ensuring a robust suspended foundation so work on the new development could commence. After much consultation it was decided to design and complete the encapsulation using only precast concrete.
This encapsulation project constitutes a major piece of infrastructure and sets a precedence being the first construction works involving the enclosure of the DLR which carries over 123 million passengers annually. Using Banagher Precast Concrete as the major supplier this encapsulation project was successfully completed in July 2017.
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