Delivery & Execution Strategy

Thameslink Programme was one of the largest ever infrastructure projects in the UK, transforming north-south travel to and through London. It was a complex programme of interrelated projects and works that need to be integrated to create the railway upgrade.

Thameslink Programme was responsible for development and delivery of the new infrastructure, in accordance with the requirements of the client, Department for Transport, up to the point at which it is accepted by the long-term operators of the infrastructure.

This section of our learning legacy shares the lessons that were learned as projects and their management changed and evolved over the programme lifespan.

Related Case Studies

Retail Delivery: London Bridge station

How the redevelopment of London Bridge station was used to transform the retail experience, and the challenges that were encountered.

Door Design, Procurement & Installation: London Bridge station

The challenge of doors in large operational project at London Bridge station

Statutory Utility Management

The best practice procedures and processes that have been in place for Thameslink Programme will enable future infrastructure programmes and projects to match the commercial and best practice companies in their ability to manage statutory utilities.

Logistics Planning: London Bridge Station

Overcoming the logistics planning challenges during the redevelopment of London Bridge station

Risk Management: London Bridge Station

Managing cost and schedule uncertainty on a major construction project.

Requirements Management: London Bridge Station

This case study looks at scope hierarchy and assurance reporting during the LBSR project. It also shares requirements management best practice, lessons learned and key recommendations for future infrastructure projects.

Project Systems: London Bridge Station

How using an integrated project delivery platform can provide a single source of truth, to aid project delivery and increase efficiency

Sub-Contractor Technical Interface Review (STIR): London Bridge Station

A three-stage process to ensure physical interfaces were allocated, coordinated and completed correctly first time on site by subcontractors during the London Bridge Station Redevelopment project.

Design & Execution Strategy: London Bridge Station

Reviewing the design and execution strategy including: Concourse & Bridges, Canopies & Platforms, Facades, Quadripartite Arcade and Arches.

Delivery & Execution Strategy: Key Output 2

How collaboration and incentivisation were crucial to successful delivery of Key Output 2, including the re-signalling, track remodelling and construction of London Bridge station, construction of the Bermondsey Dive Under to the east and Borough Viaduct to the west.

Self Delivery: London Bridge Station

Self-Delivery has enabled Costain to develop a model which enables a systematic and consistent approach in the deployment of resources, materials and controls on major projects. In this case study, James Elford, London Bridge Project Director, talks about the success of self-delivery during the station redevelopment project.

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.