Canary Wharf Contractors has completed the structure of its four-floor, 115,000 square feet retail development above the station, enabling work on the roof to get underway.
Development owner Canary Wharf Group aims to complete and open the retail space in 2015.
Canary Wharf is Crossrail’s most-advanced station construction site. Fit-out of the 185m-long ticket hall is close to completion with eight 40m-long escalators, four lifts, flooring and wall cladding all in place. Platform construction has also begun.
The timber lattice roof above the station has been designed by architect Foster + Partners.
Canary Wharf Contractors executive director Cliff Bryant said: “We hope that because of the sheer scale, roof design and retail amenities, Londoners will come to regard the Crossrail station at Canary Wharf as one of the capital’s most impressive. The team have done a great job getting the engineering and construction to this point. Putting the Foster-designed roof on top will be the icing on the cake. It has been a challenging project, especially building in water and in such close proximity to the world-class businesses headquartered nearby.”
Canary Wharf Group began work on Canary Wharf Crossrail station in May 2009 by creating a 250m-long by 30m-wide watertight dam in the waters of North Dock using the ‘silent’ piling method. The station box was then built top down, 28m below the water surface to create the ticket hall and platform levels.