HS2 – Victoria Road
- ClientHigh Speed Two
- Duration 2018 to date
DELIVERING HS2’S LARGEST DEMOLITION PROJECT TO DATE
Working on behalf of the Costain Skanska Joint Venture for High Speed Two, McGee has undertaken the large-scale demolition of a range of industrial and office buildings of various ages and build styles.
Located on Victoria Road in North Acton, McGee commenced work on the project in August 2018 to clear the extensive site which involved asbestos removal, soft strip, and demolition of ten separate buildings using medium and high reach machines.
More than 25,000 cubic meters of rubble from the clearance of the site was processed using an in-situ crusher. The processed material was then used for basement backfilling and future piling mat. The remaining material will later be reused during construction of the tunnels and crossover box.
Clearing this key construction site has signified the completion of HS2’s largest demolition challenge to date.
The 42,000m2 site – equivalent to the size of six football pitches – is where HS2 will build the Victoria Road Crossover Box, a huge underground structure designed to allow trains passing through the London tunnels to switch tracks – it will be a vital part of the underground infrastructure that will make the new Old Oak Common ‘Super-hub’ station one of the best-connected stations anywhere in the UK with services to the Midlands, Scotland and the North and access to central London and Heathrow via Crossrail.
Photo credit: www.johnzammit.co.uk