NEW project announcement: London Bridge station brick restoration

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With the London Bridge station redevelopment programme well underway, Community Clean join forces with Costain to restore over 16,000m2 of brickwork arches for the new terminus.
 
In 2011 Network Rail announced a five-year contract to develop London Bridge station to increase from 50m passenger capacity per year to 75m as part of the Thameslink Programme.  
 
“We’re transforming London Bridge station, creating new platforms for more trains, building a new concourse and creating a bigger and better station for passengers.”
Source: Network Rail
 
With the main contract in the safe hands of engineering giant Costain, Community Clean successfully tendered for the brick restoration element of the project and commenced work on site in early February this year.
 
From dungeon darkness to brickwork brightness
 
As part of the expansion, many of the old brick arches used previously for the live London Dungeons experience are now being restored to become back of house and retail space for the new station.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Using our innovative and non-abrasive Microstrip blast system to effectively restore the brickwork, we have successfully restored over 6,500m2 thus far.
 
The Microstrip system
 
The Microstrip system is a blast cleaning method that, unlike traditional techniques, is sympathetic to the underlying surface substrate. It therefore keeps all pointing of the brickwork completely intact, meaning no need for further contractors to re-point.
 

It also incorporates a water shield technique for maximum dust control. This allows us to work in close proximity to other trades simultaneously even throughout the confined areas of the arches.
 
 
Work is continuing nicely onsite so feel free to keep up-to-date with the latest progress and follow the live updates on our social media platforms below.