Wiehag - The Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf

Project Details

Project - The Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf
Supplier - Wiehag GmbH
Client - Canary Wharf Contractors
Design Architect
- Foster + Partners
- Arup London
Executive Architect
- Adamsons Associates
ETFE Contractor
- Seele GmbH
Technology - Glulam
Sector - Commercial

Project Overview

Wiehag designed, supplied and installed the stunning Glulam grid shell roof over The Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf in London. With a roof area of 14,000m2 and the largest value of any glulam project to date in the UK, the sheer size & complexity of this amazing 300m long glulam grid shell roof makes it stand out as an exemplar project. It is believed that this will come to be regarded as the most influential modern timber structure in the UK, as never before has such a large glulam structure been erected in the heart of London. This stunning Foster + Partners designed structure has already become an iconic addition to the London skyline, and has become the most used image to represent the success of the whole Crossrail project. Wiehag's huge package finished on budget, ahead of schedule, with zero RIDDOR's and to a quality that delighted the client and their team. Wiehag overcame numerous challenges to successfully delivery their package, ranging from technical ones including making double curved timber members, to meeting the design teams vision whilst keeping within budget, to constructing a roof which cantilevers 30m out over the water.