Cannon Street, London

Client
Network Rail (Station) & Hines (Offices)
Sector
Transport - RailCommercial
Services
FlooringCladdingPaving
Duration
May 2010 - December 2011
Project Partners
Foggo AssociatesLaing O'Rourke

Full Project Details

Our role: The design, supply and installation of 1,600m² of terrazzo flooring, 1,400m² of internal stone flooring, 1,200m² of external cladding and 400m² of external paving.

Cannon Street station is a railway terminus and London Underground in the City of London.

Working alongside main contractor Laing O’Rourke and Architect Foggo Associates for clients Network Rail (Cannon Street Station) and Hines (Cannon Street Offices), Vetter UK designed, supplied and installed 1,600m² of terrazzo flooring, 1,400m² of internal stone flooring, 1,200m² of external cladding, 400m² of external paving and 500lm of treads and risers across the whole development.

One of the more challenging elements of this project was the break out of the existing and the installation of the new terrazzo concourse flooring.  With the client insisting that there would be no disruption to the operational status of the station, all of the terrazzo work was undertaken on nightshift.  Following each nightshift, the Vetter UK operatives cleared site for an end of shift inspection before the station was handed back to the client for the day.

The other elements of the project, which included internal office flooring, the external cladding around the building and the external paving to the main entrance, were all undertaken during normal working hours on dayshift, including some weekend work.

The materials for the terrazzo flooring and external paving were specified by the Client (Network Rail) and the Architect.  The stones required for the internal office flooring and external cladding were initially put forward by Vetter UK at tender stage and then approved by the client.  The material selection was undertaken during a visit to the quarries in Germany.

The project was completed at the beginning of December 2011.