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  • Client: Balfour Beatty/Carillion Joint venture
  • Location: East London
  • Completed: February 2011
  • Duration: 10 months

London’s first purpose built metro rail service between Dalston Junction in the North and West Croydon in the South, by Transport for London (TFL).

The East London Line is part of the London Overground line that runs north to south through the East End, Docklands and South areas of London. It was a line of the London Underground.

Built in 1869 by the East London Railway Company, which reused the Thames Tunnel intended for horse-drawn carriages, the line became part of the London Underground network in 1933. After nearly 75 years as part of the Underground network, it closed in December 2007 for an extensive refurbishment and expansion, reopening as part of the Overground network in April 2010. Phase 2, which links the line to the inner South London Line with a terminus at Clapham Junction, opened on 9 December 2012, creating an orbital railway around inner London.

Key facts

Sector: Construction Supplies

  • One stop supplier
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To provide a fast and efficient supply service to meet the intense demands of one of London’s largest construction projects.

Products supplied by us:

With our wide range of construction products and services, we're proud to be official suppliers of:

Sales: Abrasives & Cutting,  Access & Lifting, Building Materials, Canteen Equipment & Supplies, Concrete & Civil, Contractors Tools, Damp Course & Waterproofing, Decorating, Doors & Linings, Drill Bits, Fire Protection & Safety, First Aid, Fixings & Fasteners, Foams & Sealants, Gases & Fuels, Hand Tools, Hygiene & Janitorials, Ironmongery, Lights, Leads & Power, Personal Protective Equipment, Plasterboard & Drylining, Plumbing, Drainage & Water, Power Tools, Site Protective Equipment, Site Welfare & Security, Spill Management, Timber & Sheet Materials, Traffic Management.

Hire: Access Equipment, Alloy Towers, Breakers, Compressors, Drills, Electrical Equipment, Fixing Tools, Forklifts, Fuel Bowsers, Gas Burners, Generators, Grinders, Groundworks, Handling Equipment, Heating Cooling Equipment, Interior Decorating, Lifting Equipment, Mixers, Plant Accessories, Pressure Washers, Pumps, Saws & Masonry Cutters, Scaffolding, Survey Equipment, Traffic Lights & Components, Vacuums & Sweepers, Woodworking Equipment


KPT supplied, managed, delivered all materials, plant & tools required by Balfour Beatty/Carillion logistics team to carry out the refurbishment of the TFL stations associated with the London area Overground railway line including Gospel Oak, South Hampstead, Hampstead Heath, Finchley Road, Frognall Road, Kensington, Olympia, Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe, Wapping, Shadwell & Whitechapel.

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