Bank Station is at the in the heart of the City of London. It is a network-critical destination with interchanges for four tube lines (Central Line, Northern Line, Waterloo & City and District & Circle) and Docklands Light Railway. 400,000 people use the station every day, 100,000 at peak times. Effective operation of this station is essential to ensure unhindered movement to and across the City. The £607m Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Project from 2014-2021 will greatly improve passenger access, circulation and interchange, will increase capacity by 45% and will reduce journey times.
The pioneering use of Innovative Contractor Engagement (ICE) to select the best principal contractor (Dragados) and the supply chain placed value at the core of the project from the outset. BCSU’s client team conceived and developed (ICE) to ensure all good relevant ideas proposed during bidding are rewarded, developed and implemented in the project. All the teams involved in this process have been actively engaged throughout the design process leading to the most optimal solutions which are ‘Best for Bank’.