Construction Quality

Quality Assurance

Activities in the Civil Engineering discipline dominated the delivery of Thameslink Programme’s three key output stages. This theme captures lessons learned and best practice in construction quality.

Watch these four video interviews with Rupert, Daragh, Pete and Piotr for an insight into the engineering challenges at London Bridge station:

  • Rupert Shingleton – Techncial Director, London Bridge


  • Daragh Brady – Construction Manager, London Bridge


  • Pete Vince – Retail Project Manager, London Bridge and


  • Piotr Dudek – Construction Manager, London Bridge.


As the London Bridge Station Redevelopment draws to a close, more case studies will be captured below from all areas of this major project.

Case Studies

Quality Control Management

Recommendations for future projects to understand the importance of quality assurance and how to effectively control it during a major project.

Sustainable Construction: London Bridge Station

How a collaborative approach between Network Rail and Costain encouraged a sustainability ‘blueprint for delivery of major complex projects’

Windpost and Concrete Lintels: London Bridge Station

The internal blockwork walls of the station are subjected to lateral air pressures which require the installation of structural windposts to provide restraint and stability. Here’s how a simple but innovative solution called the Wi System saved time and money for the brick and blockwork installations at London Bridge station.

Vierendeel Truss Installation: London Bridge station

Reviewing the key challenges, programme of works, methodology and logistics associated with installation of the Vierendeel truss at London Bridge station.

Metalwork & Cladding

This case study details the lessons learned from the installation of plantroom acoustic walls, ventilation silencers, aerofoil plant screens, weather and architectural louvres.