Crossrail Station Canary Wharf, London

Crossrail Station Canary Wharf, London

London E14 5AR United Kingdom Crossrail Station Canary Wharf London Induline LW-716 Induline SW-900 IT

Canary Wharf is an office complex on the Isle of Dogs in the borough of Tower Hamlets in London. It is situated at the heart of the Docklands, the riverfront and former docks of the English capital. In recent years, this part of the city has also become an exclusive and highly sought-after shopping district.

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Construction project:
Wood preservation Wood preservation - preventive / controlling
Building type:
Train stations
Short description
It was important for the 1414 laminated wooden beams to highlight the exceptional properties of wood as a building material. Meanwhile, the wood needed to be protected from wood-destroying insects and fungi. The wood preservation measures used also offer protection against wind, weather and UV radiation.
Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd.
Forster + Partners Arup
Site address:
London E14 5AR
Date / completion:
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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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