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Canary Wharf Group, London

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Business overview
The £500m Canary Wharf Station is critical to the new Crossrail scheme, which will create new transport infrastructure to transport an additional 200,000 workers travelling to and from the docklands island site.

Challenges
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) was a major supporter of the new railway scheme from the outset, contributing funding for the project and undertaking the stand-alone design and construction. The scale and complexity of the station, completely located in a dock, along with rail and tunnelling interfaces, produced special engineering challenges. In addition, CWG had to meet the new project management requirements imposed by the Crossrail Act.

Solution

Due to our previous experience on Crossrail, we were appointed as senior advisor to the Canary Wharf Station project with specific responsibility to protect the CWG commercial position, maintain its compliance with ISO 9001 and ensure the acceptance processes of the Crossrail assurance regime were met.

Initially we managed and re-designed the Contract Data Room to enable the completion of the contract negotiations with the Secretary of State’s team Subsequently we oversaw design and site procedures associated with the rail and Crossrail interfaces acting as the interface between CWG and Crossrail on all assurance matters.

Results & Benefits
Our expert knowledge and advice on rail assurance, including negotiation of the best solutions for CWG which also met Crossrail’s assurance requirements, led to CWG gaining a full suite of awards from Crossrail.

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