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Britomart tunnel excavation is go!

Britomart tunnel excavation is go!

 

At Britomart (the former Chief Post Office) tunnel excavation can now proceed at full steam!

When the building was opened in 1912, no-one would have imagined that one day the stately building would be put on temporary foundations so that train tunnels could be built underneath.

DBSJV has been completing the weight transfer of the 106-year-old Category 1-listed heritage building onto a series of underpinning frames, which will protect it from damage while CRL infrastructure is built underneath. 

The load transfer of the former Chief Post Office (Britomart) building is now complete.

The remaining area of the building has now been load transferred onto the temporary foundations.

Tunnel excavation can now proceed at full steam.

  EAST: Frame 9, the steel underpinning frame that is now taking the weight of the eastern façade.

EAST: Frame 9, the steel underpinning frame that is now taking the weight of the eastern façade.


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