Bond Street Station Upgrade

Bond Street Station is in the heart of London's busy West End, welcoming more than 155,000 passengers each day. The upgrade project aimed to reduce congestion and delays through a new entrance and step-free access, and provide integration with new Crossrail services.


Fire, Mechanical and electrical, Telecoms and Temporary Works

Project Value

£20 - 30 million



Bond Street Station welcomes more than 155,000 passengers per day, a figure that’s expected to rise to 225,000 a day with the arrival of Crossrail in 2021. The Bond Street Station Upgrade provides the required capacity enhancement, and improves fire safety and tunnel cooling at the underground station.

VVB provided a full Mechanical and Electrical Enabling and Tunnelling package to Costain Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture as a sole contractor, throughout the project upgrade.

This included:

  • Enabling, Temporary and site set-up Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) works
  • Coordination and implementation of service relocations to enable tunnel, escalator and construction activities
  • A full Station Visual and Intrusive Survey
  • Full Tag and Trace Survey of legacy systems
  • A tunnelling works package to provide the station with enhanced access and passenger flow

Further Enabling Works included design, planning and relocation of LV, lighting, PA systems, CCTV, fire and mechanical systems, and link tunnels to the new Crossrail link passages.

VVB also provided full Temporary M&E site requirements, including the provision of a temporary sub-station system and power migration strategy to incorporate a permanent DNO service for the finished station.

The overall project

Works began in August 2010, completing in 2017. The project included building demolition, piling, tunnelling, and construction of a new ticket hall, installation of lifts and escalators, electrical and mechanical installations and architectural works.

The programme details

VVB managed third party coordination, including London Underground PFI contractors, and undertook Temporary and Enabling Works including:

  • Relocation and diversion of existing electrical systems, and temporary HV and LV distribution
  • Alteration of existing HVAC and fire detection systems
  • Diversion of main CMS routes, pumps and drainage, and other third party assets
  • Temporary lighting and ventilation
  • Isolations and decommissioning works

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£350m Over £350m total project value delivered
500 Over 500 years' experience among our PAYE employees
20 Over 20 live projects UK-wide
15 Over 15 accreditations

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