Careys Civil Engineering was awarded multiple contracts for civil engineering works on the Docklands Light Railway in London, including the construction of a new flyover at Canning Town and the remodeling of Tower Gateway Station.

Our works at Tower Gateway included the demolition of the existing platforms and steel canopy structures carried out by Carey Group company, Scudder Demolition. The Civil Engineering works included the construction of reinforced concrete retaining walls, ground bearing and suspended slabs; the installation of precast wall and parapet beams and bridge beam bearings. Included in the construction a 7m high gabion wall, of which a 45m length was constructed adjacent to a live railway station entrance. Final works included the re-waterproofing of existing bridge decks and strengthening of existing railway arches.

Another package of works at Canning Tower entailed he construction of a 400m elevated reinforced concrete bridge deck (flyover structure) which comprised of a variety of steel, in-situ and pre-cast concrete construction methods, completed to an F3/F4 finish.

Our tea  constructed reinforced concrete pile caps and piers, as well as the bridge bearings. Pre-cast concrete diaphragm units were constructed and subsequently lifted into position with a 600t crawler crane. This crane also installed pre-cast concrete bridge beams, GRP permanent slab formwork, and pre-cast concrete omnia planks. Our team also installed all associated drainage for the site.

As these works were carried out adjacent to the existing DLR and Jubilee line tracks, and for a large part underneath high voltage National Grid cables (400,000 Volts), our team received specialist training to enable them to work safely in the live rail environment.

VINCI Construction UK
Newham, London
Principal Contractor
Careys Civil Engineering
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