Crossrail Station Abbey Wood, London

Crossrail Station Abbey Wood, London

London SE2 9HA United Kingdom Abbey Wood London Crossrail Station Induline SW-900 IT Induline LW-716-WF

Abbey Wood station is on London’s Crossrail route. When the project is complete, this station will be the south-eastern terminus of the route. The first station on this site was opened back in 1849. Due to continually growing passenger numbers, the building and the railway platform have undergone several expansions.

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Construction project:
Wood preservation Wood preservation - preventive / controlling
Building type:
Train stations
Short description
The old station building was demolished in May 2015 because it had become too small for the volume of passengers passing through. The roof of the new building is shaped like a manta ray. The laminated beams had to provide structural stability, as well as satisfying the most exacting aesthetic demands.
1.600 m²
Crossrail Limited Network Rail Limited
Fereday Pollard Architects Ltd.
WIEHAG Holding GmbH
Site address:
London SE2 9HA
Data sheet:
Crossrail Abbey Wood report 34_52629.pdf
Date / completion:
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Endbeschichtung mit der UV-Schutzlasur für Holz Induline LW-716-WF (Art.-Nr. 3497 farblos)


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The structure showed cracks in some places, for which there were different causes. Improved statics and higher load capacity were achieved by stiffening the structures, frictional connection of the disturbed foundation and decoupling the components gate, passage hall and gate houses components. Particularly on the western side, intense blackening of the rock surface had built up, which was strongly interlocked with the ground. The deposits were composed of a mixture of soot and plaster. The cleaning process carried out in 1990 with the help of water could only result in a superficial cleaning. In 2002, the newly developed method of particle beam cleaning and cleaning by laser made it possible to remove soot and plaster without destroying the original surface.
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On the façade surfaces of Kaispeicher A, there was a lot of efflorescence and lime aging, both signs of penetrating moisture. The damage patterns indicated a lack of frost resistance as well as no protection against driving rain. The listed façade required extensive frost and moisture protection, but was not allowed to undergo any visual changes.
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