Crossrail is the new high frequency, high capacity railway for London and the South East. The construction project includes tunnelling works for the new Crossrail stations at Bond Street, Farringdon and Liverpool street.
CampbellReith was appointed by Crossrail to provide structural engineering services for the project: to review, monitor and report damages to properties due to these works and to approve any necessary repairs.
The buildings comprise load bearing masonry structures and steel and concrete frames up to 10 storeys. A number of the buildings are Grade II listed and have retained façades. As part of CampbellReith’s service the practice has established and maintains a GIS database of all records of the buildings which have been damaged. Details of the surveys and repairs are recorded for future reference by the client.
Several GISSMos®* were set up to enable the information about certain buildings to be kept separate from the rest due to ownership issues.
* CampbellReith has developed GISSMo (GIS Site Model) which creates an interactive geographically searchable library database with links to thousands of documents based on co-ordinates and attributes via an internet based GIS map site. This offers a quick way to search for relevant location based records particularly for complicated sites or portfolios of sites with a large amount of background information.