Monitoring for The Place, London Bridge Street | United Kingdom

Project summary

Service provided:  Real time monitoring during building demolition and construction
Location:  London, United Kingdom
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Period of the service:  2013
Duration of service:  6 months
Sixense solutions used: 

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Business Improvement District

The London BID stretches between London Bridge and just past Tower Bridge in the north to beyond Guy’s Hospital and the King’s College London campus in the south. It comprises the prominent business estates of London Bridge City and Shard Quarter, the 4th busiest rail station in the UK, City Hall and over 400 businesses.

The Place is a landmark headquarters at London Bridge Quarter adjacent to the Shard of Glass. London Bridge will be a vibrant commercial and social hub located at one of London’s most significant transport interchanges. The Place is situated just above and adjacent to one of London’s Major transport hubs, London Bridge Station.

The demolition and subsequent construction at London Bridge Place Project meant that significant monitoring was required.


Sensitive surrounding structures

Sixense was appointed to devise a scheme that would determine the performance of the London Underground and Network Rail infrastructure and other structures that fall within the related zone of influence.

An automated system was connected to data logging equipment to enable real time monitoring on a 24-hour basis.

London Underground’s Jubilee and Northern Lines required real time monitoring to determine the deformation of the tunnels, changes in level and longitudinal alignment of the tunnels and track, vertical differential movement for the four escalators that link London Bridge Station Ticket Hall and the underground lines whilst still allowing normal operation of the railway network.

Due to the predicted settlement footprint, this also meant the surrounding building façades would have to be included in the monitoring.

Alongside reports that were generated and forwarded to the client’s team, the client also had access to the real-time data via the web, thanks to Sixense’ software Geoscope.

Project Key figures

22 Cyclops
1 048 prism targets
206 electrolevels

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