Neasden Depot London Underground – London

  • Client – London Underground Ltd.
  • Project size – 447m²
  • Modules – 14
  • Factory build – 5 weeks
  • Installation – 2 days
  • Completion – 13 weeks
  • Modular Office & Welfare Facility

Neasden Depot is a London Underground railway depot on the Metropolitan line, located between Neasden and Wembley Park stations. The depot is the largest on the London Underground, maintaining the Met’s 58 London Underground S Train Stock fleet. Neasden Depot also occasionally carries out heavy maintenance on Hammersmith & City and Circle lines C Stock fleet. Originally built in the late 1880’s it was rebuilt in the 1930’s and suffered bomb damage during WWII. The design, manufacture and installation of a single storey modular building on new foundations, including car parking and all services (M&E, drainage & IT/telephone connectivity), was required which Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract.

The Office and Welfare facilities were split into 2 buildings to accommodate 45 members of staff. The first structure consisted of 10 No. modules to be hired for 4 years and the second building was constructed of 4 No. modules to be hired for 2 years. The main 10 No. module building consists of a large Office of 136m², Lobby, Corridor, Meeting room, Communications room, Electrical room, Mess facility (fitted with kitchen units & worktops), male and female shower & locker rooms, WC’s and a Cleaners’ room. The second smaller building is made up of a large 116m² Office and a Meeting room.

Additional extras such as Heat & Cool air conditioning, Polysafe standard vinyl flooring, window blinds, a 2.7m internal ceiling height, lightning protection system and a standalone fire alarm system and were also included in the full Turnkey solution.

Externally the Neasden Depot hire structure features Plastisol (plastic covered steel) walls, fascia & plinths with steel columns & doors with multi point locks and entrance door canopies. A Timber DDA Compliant entrance ramps & steps and aluminium lockable windows with restrictors complete the exterior of the building.

Only 2 days were required for Module-AR Limited to deliver and install the modules, which greatly minimised site disruption on this busy London Underground site compared to a traditional construction, and the full project was completed in 13 weeks.

Words from the client

Gary Belfield, Project Manager, stated: “I would just like to thank and commend you all on the professional and high quality workmanship involved in this project. It has surpassed all milestones and has been delivered on time and within budget.