With 34,000m² of floor space spread across nine levels, including four below ground, the station will be one of the largest on the Grand Paris Express automated network.

The full project is expected to take four years and five months to complete, including 10 months for Besix to mobilise. Preparation works began in 2018, after Eiffage Civil Engineering group, comprising Razel BEC, Eiffage Rail, TSO, and TSO Catenary, was awarded a contract to undertake civil engineering works as part of a larger contract across the Grand Paris Express network.

Besix’s contract involves the construction of the station, including four underground sections 800m apart, as well as the glass facades, access roads, architectural works and passenger safety, ventilation and smoke extraction systems.

The station, designed by architect Kengo Kuma, will connect with lines 14, 15, 16 and 17, handling up to 250,000 passengers a day.

“The contract we won to develop the station is the result of the high-quality work our engineering department and business development teams have done throughout the tender process,” says Besix France’s commercial manager, Mr René Jordens. “This involved coming up with cutting-edge solutions to optimise the project in line with the client’s objectives. The work also helped Besix establish relationships of trust with the general contractor, Kengo Kuma and Egis-Tractebel, and the client, Société du Grand Paris.”

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