London Bridge Station

London Bridge Station is a major rail hub within the heart of London on the south bank of the river Thames, at the foot of the Shard. It is one of the biggest stations in the UK, transporting 56 million passengers every year.

  • Year: 2014
  • Location: London, England
  • Client: Costain
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Cleveland Bridge was responsible for fabrication, trial erection, delivery and installing 29 plate girder rail bridge decks, consisting of 6 main girders braced together.


tonne of steel


The station remained fully operational throughout


The solution comprised of 87 different crane and SPMT lifts


In total, eight decks were installed, with a combined tonnage of 6,600. Due to the limited space on site, the phasing had to be meticulous. There were 27 different crane lifts, 87 using crane and SPMT, the last two stages, Deck B and A, were extremely complicated due to the lack of space and the vast number of contractors on site.


The main challenge for the project was to keep the station fully operational throughout the long-build programme. Every task had to prioritise the various stakeholders and scheduling for follow-on trades.


In 2018, Cleveland Bridge was shortlisted in the Project of the Year by a Specialist Contractor category at the Construction News Specialist Awards and was awarded again at the Structural Steel Design Awards for work delivered on London Bridge Station.

The management team have been pro-active and have worked with us to improve the process at each stage, resulting in time and safety improvements.

Mark Howard Costain

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