CrossRail

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A fully-owned subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL), Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe and one of the largest single-infrastructure investments to be undertaken in the UK, with a construction value of £19 billion. The new Elizabeth line represents a real commitment to the development of new services to tackle the lack of capacity and congestion on the existing network.

TfL’s delivery strategy also includes a strong commitment to protecting the environment, improving air quality, and engaging in responsible procurement, ambitions which legally extend to their many construction projects.

 

TfL - Outcome 1

74 miles

of new railway track

TfL - Outcome 2

10

new stations in London and Docklands

TfL - Outcome 3

200 million

expected passengers

In 2021, the new Elizabeth line will open, crossing London east to west. Building the new railway involves constructing 10 new stations in central London and Docklands as well as upgrading many of the existing stations along the new route. The new railway will cover 74 miles of track, including 30 miles of the new twin-bore rail tunnel.

In their commitment to the continual improvement of services, one of the key responsibilities for TfL in this project is to engage with communities, businesses, and other stakeholders. This means an ever-growing portfolio of construction projects, as well as the maintenance of existing facilities.

 

To effectively manage their projects, TfL required an easy-to-use solution that integrates strict contract management controls, documents, and content and workflow processes into their teams. They needed to bring all of their information together and provide a single source of data that could be easily retrieved, audited and reported on while managing contracts at the procurement stage, throughout the project, and at project end.

One of the reasons TfL selected Asite’s platform was for its proven capability to manage construction projects of large magnitude and integrate with existing systems. With Asite, the TfL team has a cloud-based contract and document management solution that provides instant visibility for their project managers. Asite’s Contract Administration solution provided the team with real-time visibility and control across the contract process, and a secure system to communicate and send notifications.

 

When completed, the Crossrail project will transform transport connections throughout London. The Elizabeth line will stretch more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west through central tunnels across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. It will stop at 41 accessible stations – 10 newly built and 30 newly upgraded – and is expected to serve around 200 million people each year.

The project has staggered completion dates with full services across the Elizabeth line route in operation by mid-2022. This will connect the eastern and western sections straight through London.

 

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(London, United Kingdom) - ABP (Advanced Business Park) is a Chinese developer with extensive experience in turning regeneration sites into thriving business ports. The company has established a reputation for developing large-scale enterprise districts and, in 2013, expanded its operations to the UK. ABP was chosen by the Greater London Authority for the Royal Albert Dock project in East London.

ABP Royal Albert Dock is a mixed-use £1.7 billion scheme, aiming to deliver 4.7 million sq ft of development on a 35-acre site and transform the area into London’s third business and financial district. The project is one of the largest development schemes planned for the UK capital and will see the creation of a diverse trading hub.



Considered one of the capital’s most successful regeneration projects in recent years, the scheme aims to create a vibrant hub with supporting residential, retail and leisure facilities across 88 new buildings and three restored historic buildings, all serviced by important transport links, including Crossrail.

The largest development scheme of its kind, Royal Albert Dock will be delivered in six phases. Phase one was completed in 2019 and has seen 460,000 sq ft of office space created across 21 buildings. The community includes workspaces with flexible rental periods, ranging from 1,300 to 460,000 sq ft. The second phase is set to go through the planning process in early 2020; the intention is to include more office spaces, flats, and membership clubs.

Stanhope was chosen as the development manager on the project, and Asite assisted ABP in the selection process with the Greater London Authority, who owns the site. Asite provided a collaborative BIM solution along with a Bid, AppBuilder, and Workflow Management solutions.

The implementation allowed for better, more streamlined collaboration throughout the delivery of the initial phase of the project. Additionally, archive functionality allowed stakeholders to view all documentation stored during the life of the project, as well as access to their complete audit history.

With Asite’s support, business intelligence was delivered to teams on the ground in real-time, enabling decision-makers to harness instant information that influences the progress of the project positively.

 

Royal Albert Dock offers an affordable range of spaces along with flexible terms to accommodate growth. The scheme, with its 26-year lifespan, is well on its way to becoming a European hub for Asian investors who have recently committed themselves to the district despite the uncertainties of Brexit. With growing transport links and a community-led atmosphere, the area has the potential to become a beacon in East London and, more importantly, boost local employment by 30%.

 

 

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