Helvar Wins Canary Wharf Crossrail Contract


Helvar has been awarded the contract by Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services to provide the DALI Lighting Controls Systems throughout the new Canary Wharf Crossrail Station. The station box is being constructed and designed on behalf of Crossrail by Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canary Wharf Group plc. It is being built for a fixed price of £500m, of which CWG is contributing £150m.

Canary Wharf Station will be one of the largest Crossrail stations. Like the nearby Canary Wharf Tube station, the new Crossrail station has been built in dock water, in this case the North Dock of West India Quay. The station and proposed retail and park areas will be six storeys high; approximately the size of One Canada Square laid on its side.

Retail areas are planned for four of the six storeys along with a landscaped park, restaurant and community facility on the top floor. The station will be covered by an elegant, semi open-air timber lattice roof allowing views out over the dock, Canary Wharf and beyond.

The station development will provide a link between Canary Wharf and Poplar, currently severed by the North Dock. It also includes links with the Canary Wharf Estate, via Adam’s Place and the Jubilee Line and DLR Stations.

In March 2012 Canary Wharf Contractors Limited completed and handed over the lowest level of the station box to Crossrail, five months ahead of schedule and within budget, ready to receive the tunnel boring machines in 2013. After the tunnel boring machines pass through, Canary Wharf Contractors Limited will fit out the station with work due to complete in 2015. Work continues to construct the levels sitting directly above the station box.

Designed by Arup, the DALI Lighting Control System will be built around our well respected 910 router system and associated components. Integrated with the BMS, the Helvar DALI system is designed to provide a future proof lighting controls solution, forming a key part of the energy management systems throughout the station. The system will be maintained at the front end by our advanced Graphic User Interface.

Rebecca Wiseman                                          or        Ashley Balachandran

Marketing – Systems Global                                       Wildwood Public Relations Ltd

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Editor’s notes:

Helvar is Europe’s leading provider of energy saving lighting systems.  Its extensive range of products, including ballasts and intelligent lighting control solutions, can be used as single components or combined into lighting systems to achieve excellent solutions for residential, commercial and architectural environments. 

Working in harmony with leading luminaire manufacturers and electrical contractors, Helvar provides the both the highest quality product and a customer care service that is second to none. Helvar exports to over 50 countries worldwide and has a significant design and development facility in theUK. 

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