Thameslink Depot, Hornsey

Thameslink Depot, Hornsey

Thameslink Depot, Hornsey

Market Sector
Rail, Infrastructure
Type
Medium Span Portal Frame
Steel
600 te
Engineer
Hyder Consulting Ltd
Contractor
VolkerFitzpatrick Contractors

Project Details

Market Sector
Rail, Infrastructure
Type
Medium Span Portal Frame
Steel
600 te
Engineer
Hyder Consulting Ltd
Contractor
VolkerFitzpatrick Contractors
Caunton supplied and erected the steelwork frame for a new train maintenance depot in Hornsey, north London for main contractor Volker Fitzpatrick. The project is part of the Thameslink programme which will see capacity increased on north-south routes through central London between Bedford and Brighton, and routes to Peterborough and Cambridge via Finsbury Park.
Caunton supplied steelwork for three buildings – the Maintenance Facility Building, the Southern Trainwash and the Under floor Carriage Facility. This new depot was built entirely on operational railway land.
The Maintenance Facility Building is a monopitch portal structure generally 10.5 m to eaves, and 272 metres long and 21 metres wide. Crane gantry beams were also supplied to accommodate a 12.5 tonne EOT crane. There is a lean-to office/warehouse structure 208m by 12 meters. The Southern Trainwash building, similarly a monopitch portal structure, is 65 metres long and 6 metres wide. Most of the steelwork is galvanised. Caunton also supplied and fixed the metal deck flooring for the offices, and precast concrete staircase and a lift core.
In total the project required nearly 600te of structural steelwork. Caunton were pleased to be working for Volker Fitzpatrick on yet another train care project – following on from their successful contracts with this major contractor at Reading and Southampton.

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