Barking Reach Power Station Access Platform, London, UK

Synopsis:
Structural design and detailing of the platform and its foundations
Contractor:
Balfour Beatty
End Client:
GEC Alsthom

To expedite the driving of the cooling water intake tunnels, a large diameter access shaft was constructed. A multi-level working and access platform was required for plant, the support of a mobile goliath crane which was used principally to hoist spoil from the tunnel drives, and also the train which was used to cart the spoil away at ground level.

Tony Gee provided the complete structural design and detailing of the platform and its foundations. Close co-ordination with contractor ensured that the requirements for the platform were being met in a situation where the overall construction process was being developed very quickly.

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