Lattice roof on Crossrail station completed

By Giles Broadbent on June 19, 2014 5:28 PM |

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The striking timber lattice roof above the Canary Wharf Crossrail station has been completed.

The final aluminium piece was placed on the Foster + Partners designed roof, marking the structural completion of the project which began in May 2009.

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The roof will sit above a new roof garden and Canary Wharf Group's four storey, 115,000 sq ft retail and leisure development including shops, restaurants, bars and a cinema.

The roof garden and first phase of the retail and leisure space will open in May next year, three years before trains run through the station.

Work began on the new station in May 2009 by creating a 250m long and 30m wide watertight dam in the waters of North Dock. The station box was then built top down, 28m below the water surface to create the ticket hall and platform levels.

Eight 40 metre-long escalators, four lifts, flooring, wall cladding and space for station services are all in place in the ticket hall level.