The £800 million Waterloo and South West upgrade improved passenger facilities and increased station capacity by 30%. The project included stripping out the old international station, the removal of lifts, travellators and escalators, the reconfiguration and extension of platforms, and the removal of old termination points of the rail line by hydrodemolition which produces very high levels of noise pollution.
The station needed to function as normal, so the harmful effects of noise, fumes and smoke had to be minimised to protect both workers and commuters.Solution
The whole work zone was separated from the main public concourse by an effective noise barrier of Soundex Acoustic Quilts. To maintain good air quality within the station, bespoke capture hoods captured the fumes at source, and a Ventex 450S Centrifugal Fan with a bespoke hood was situated in the station’s lift shafts.