Crossrail Paddington: From civils to fit-out, Cardiff

4 October, 2017 | 17:30 - 19:30

Artists' impression of the new Crossrail station at Paddington. Picture from Crossrail

About this event

Paul Chambers, Section Engineer, Skanska UK will give a presentation on the progress of Crossrail at Paddington.

ICE Wales has previously heard from the Costain-Skanska JV team at Crossrail’s Paddington Station, about the construction of the station’s main ‘box’. This lecture takes us briefly through the origins of the project and then focuses on the transition from heavy civils to station fit out, as the first trains are preparing to open London’s new railway. The presentation will consider the project from a designer and contractor’s perspective, covering some of the unique challenges of quality, logistics and technical constraints in the works.

Alan Faherty, Project Manager at Costain will talk about his work on the fit out of the new station, the new canopy and the connection into the existing station.

Light refreshments will be served at 5.30, before the lecture starts at 6.00pm


Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers is a Section Engineer for Skanska UK, currently working on the Humber Tunnel Pipeline for National Grid. He previously worked on Crossrail Paddington Station for the Costain Skanska JV on the platform environment and main ticket hall fit out for the station. He has also published research on the construction of the main box for the station. He has previously featured in the BBC Documentary “£15Bn Railway” focusing on the installation of brick cladding in the station, and delivered a lecture on the works to American Civil Engineering organisations.

Alan Faherty, Project Manager at Costain

Alan Faherty

With Costain since January 2013, Alan is currently working on a Costain Skanska Joint Venture on project C405 of the Crossrail programme. I am responsible for the fit out of the new station, the new canopy and the connection into the existing station. Working presently on package identification and procurement, monitoring and influencing the design for buildability and value engineering.