Crossrail Fisher Street Shaft
The £14.8 billion Crossrail project is currently Europe's largest infrastructure project. Construction began in 2009 at Canary Wharf and is over 80% complete.
The new railway, which will be known as the Elizabeth line will be fully integrated with London's existing transport network and operated by Transport for London.
One of the shafts currently near completion is Fisher Street Shaft which is in London's Holborn, close to the British Museum and London's West. End. Initially, the shaft will support tunnelling works on a crossover tunnel below Red Lion Square. Once complete it will be used for access and ventilation to the Crossrail tunnels.
Robert West has been contracted to complete the civil and secondary structures work at the Fisher Street Shaft site.
As this project is coming to an end, Crossrail invited the families and friends of employees to visit the site in June last year. During this site visit the employees had the opportunity to share their hard work over the past couple of years with families and friends. Upon arrival, there were snacks and drinks for the children and a short introduction showing how the site has transformed over the years. After a short tour down to the running tracks where the trains will pass through once the line becomes operational, the day ended with a crane ride 30m to the air where everyone was able to gain an appreciation of the tight site constraints.