Balfour Beatty achieves major milestone thanks to innovative ‘mega tent’

22 May 2024


Balfour Beatty has successfully completed the first stage of strengthening works on behalf of Network Rail on one of London’s major overbridges thanks to pioneering ‘mega tent’.

Situated in one of London’s busiest commuter hubs, Paddington Station, and adjacent to St Mary’s Hospital - the innovative ‘mega tent’ created a warehouse environment with an integrated lifting solution allowing works to progress safely and efficiently.

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With over 100 tonnes of steel added to the bridge first built in 1912, Balfour Beatty experts have renovated and reinforced the bridge’s main cross girders and longitudinal beams to ensure its structural integrity for generations to come. 

Following the completion of new steelwork to the bridge, work will now start on reinstating the new concrete deck and road surface.


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Notes to editors:

  • Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with 26,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow.
  • We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities.
  • Over the last 114 years we have created iconic buildings and infrastructure all over the world. Currently, we are working to deliver Hinkley Point C, the first UK nuclear power station in a generation; constructing the world-class arts and cultural facility, the Lyric Theatre, in Hong Kong; and designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the Automated People Mover superstructure at the fifth busiest airport in the world, Los Angeles International Airport.
  • Balfour Beatty is one of the UK’s leading rail infrastructure suppliers. From feasibility studies, planning and design through to implementation and asset management, we provide multi-disciplinary rail infrastructure services across the lifecycle of rail assets including electrification, track, power, signalling and railway systems and technologies. With a focus on technology and innovation, we look to enhance infrastructure asset performance and ensure smooth operations.   

Thomas Boorman

Media & PR Manager