Royal reopening for London Bridge station
HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, performed the formal Royal Grand Opening of the rebuilt London Bridge station on Wednesday 9th May 2018. The new station, completely rebuilt over the past five years together with the bus deck and refurbished Underground Station as a transport hub, complements the new developments in this part of London serving the business, health, tourism and journalism communities around the site.
As part of the station redevelopment, new retail units have been incorporated making London Bridge station a shopping destination in its own right. In addition to the eight units opened in 2017 under Phase 1, eight new units have recently been completed and now trading in Phase 2; Frankham Consultancy Group is responsible for the technical reviews of the Phase 2 units, with another 54 units in the pipeline including major local, national and international brands.
The design and construction quality standards are of particular note – simple palettes of high quality materials, high lighting levels and attention to detail. To date, the tenant brands have been delighted with the levels of interest and business generated. The quality standards were set by the real step change in the design and construction of the station infrastructure and superstructure and being carried over into the retail fit-outs. Further, the Health & Safety record on the site has been outstanding. Again, careful meticulous planning with the brands and their contractors has paid dividends with no serious incidents to report.
Frankham Consultancy Group are providing the following Technical Review Services:
- Project Management
- Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Health & Safety and CDM Services
- Fire Engineering (in association with Affinity Fire Engineering)
- Fire Alarms and Suppression (in association with Protec)
- Public Address and Voice Alarm (in association with Fourways)
- Electromagnetic Conformity (in association with EMC London).