In time for the rainy months the crew has finished installing the station roof skylights. Designed to minimise energy use for lighting and assist patrons with wayfinding, the skylights align with the project's sustainability vision. The distinctive station roof will be visible from surrounding areas and clearly identify the entry point to the station.
The two lift shafts have also had glazing installed, while the assembly of the lift cabins is ongoing. Vertical transport in general played a big role in recent weeks, with the escalator fit-out now complete.
Outside of the station, works are underway on the foundations for the bus canopy.
Backfilling of the station retaining wall has been completed and earthworks are progressing to shape the required permanent ground levels between the station and future access roads.
At the eastern end of site, the slurry treatment plant, used to process the soil excavated by the two tunnel boring machines, is being disassembled and the water treatment plant has been relocated to make room for the construction of the 1200-bay multi-deck car park.
The 135kv traction power substation is nearing completion. The traction power system supplies electric power to the suburban railway network, and the High Wycombe substation will house a single traction transformer. From here, electricity will be fed to the overhead line system. Current works include installation of in-ground services and a boundary wall near Maida Vale Road and Ibis Place.
At the southern end of the site, the stowage building is about 85 per cent complete, with only internal fit-out remaining.