St Pancras International

Data and Comms

WHAT JACKMAN ENTERPRISES DELIVERED

  • Top level re-plan to create 6 month countdown to station opening
  • Team shaping
  • Airside boundary lockdown for Eurostar
  • Delivery management for 26 systems
  • Integration and commissioning of systems
  • Data and comms ready for opening on time


SCALE

  • 300,000 passengers per day
  • 26 systems with varying degrees of integration
  • 2 control rooms
  • Cisco powered fibre and copper network
  • Security systems to enable ‘airside’ operations for Eurostar
  • Passenger safety and information systems

 

JACKMAN ENTERPRISES PROVIDED INVALUABLE GUIDANCE ON DATA AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DELIVERY IN THE CONTEXT OF A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. DUNCAN WORKED BOTH AT A SENIOR LEVEL AND AT THE COAL FACE TO ENSURE THE DEADLINES WERE MET.

Tim Smart
Delivery Director, HS1

St Pancras Station became St Pancras International in 2007 when Eurostar services were moved from Waterloo. This marked the end of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link programme in every sense. The station, which is widely known for its Victorian architecture, underwent a massive regeneration. Jackman Enterprises was commissioned by High Speed 1 to lead the final and crucial 6 months of data and communications fit out leading to station opening by Her Majesty The Queen and on schedule migration of Eurostar operations.

Jackman Enterprises was brought in right at the end of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link programme. The terminus station fit out was a unique project blending modern architecture and technology with an iconic grade 1 listed Victorian building. Many of the challenges faced were around stakeholder management and the coordination of multiple contractors. The construction environment makes systems design and integration difficult and many of the construction contractors struggled with the finesse required for systems engineering and commissioning. The network was delivered and formed the backbone of the data and comms architecture. In addition were safety systems including fire and building management and PAVA; security systems including CCTV, Access Control and perimeter intruder detection; passenger information systems including displays, active wayfinding and help points along with various dedicated voice systems. Of particular importance was creating a multi-function delivery team and breaking down barriers between individual companies each with their own scope and issues to worry about. Once the common goal was established and the participants gained trust in each other the delivery was extremely effective.

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