Excavations & Basements – Tottenham Court Road

London Underground’s works to upgrade the existing Tottenham Court Road station in order to provide better facilities and new Crossrail platforms had the potential to have significant impact on various existing structures in the local area.

Summary of Works

  • Client – Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall JV
  • Contract name – Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade – House of St Barnabas
  • Approx. Value – £55,000
  • Start Date – May 2010
  • Completion Date – March 2012

Many of these building were extremely sensitive and ITM Monitoring, now SOCOTEC Monitoring UK Ltd, was contracted by Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall (TWBN) to monitor the Grade 1 listed building, The House of St Barnabas in Soho Square.

ITM Monitoring worked alongside TWBN to develop a bespoke monitoring system consisting of electrolevel beams, tilt sensors and precise levelling points. A unique wireless tilt meter system was also discreetly installed underneath the floor boards. Fixed to the ceiling joists, this system reported data back to ARGUS every 15 minutes to provide critical twist information during localised compensation grouting works. All data from the automated systems was collected using Campbell Scientific based dataloggers and the client was provided access to ITM Monitoring’s web-based software, ARGUS.