C530 Crossrail: Woolwich Station

Crossrail is one of the most significant rail infrastructure projects of modern times. It will create a 118km route, passing through 40 stations to join Reading and Heathrow in the West to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East.


Mechanical and electrical and Telecoms

Project Value

£10 - 20 million



A programme of this nature not only improves infrastructure resilience, increasing capacity of services by 10%, it also offers opportunity for regenerating areas which have previously been disconnected.

Crossrail will make it quicker, easier and more convenient for passengers from Woolwich to reach destinations across London.

The C530 Crossrail project covers the Mechanical and Electrical Works at Woolwich Station, Woolwich portal, Plumstead portal and Connaught headhouse.

Entry into the new Woolwich station is via a single 30 metre-wide, bronze-clad portal, located at the Western end of the complex. A 276 metre‐long box station sits below a new major housing development site.

The Western end will include public area access to the station, plant rooms and associated equipment, station operations room, passenger and fire fighting lifts, tunnel ventilation fans, escalators to platform level and all architectural finishes.

Scope of Works

VVB provided the electrical works, which includes containment systems for communication systems, LV and HV electrical supplies, power distribution of LV requirements and LV switchgear to all locations.

Responsibilities included installation, testing and commissioning of lighting and lighting controls, as well as emergency lighting, access controls, security detection and earthing and bonding requirements.

The mechanical works provided include public health and mechanical installations of sanitary ware, disposal systems, ventilation, water supply systems, space heating and air conditioning requirements. VVB was also contracted to install and test the Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) for handback to Balfour for their commissioning activities.


With such an extensive number of contracts embodying the overall delivery requirements for the new Elizabeth Line, there were significant interfaces to manage with other supply contractors throughout the works, including C630 (Tunnel M&E), C680 (Radio Systems), C650 (HV), C670 (SCADA), and C660 (Comms & Controls).

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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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