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Design for the Canterbury Works headhouse and compound
Design for the Canterbury Works headhouse and compound

Canterbury Works ventilation shaft and headhouse

Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS JV) are responsible for the design and construction of the HS2 main civils works at the Canterbury Works site. The Canterbury Works site is located in South Kilburn, behind Canterbury Road and Canterbury Terrace and next to the existing railway tracks. The site sits within residential areas to the west and south. Locally listed Canterbury House is to the south and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is to the east.

SCS JV will build a vent (or ventilation) shaft and headhouse at the Canterbury Works site located in South Kilburn, behind Canterbury Road and Canterbury Terrace and next to the existing railway tracks.

Design for the Canterbury Works headhouse and compound
Design for the Canterbury Works headhouse and compound

What is a ventilation shaft and headhouse?

A ventilation shaft or vent shaft, is the vertical opening that connects the tunnels to the surface and open air. It regulates air quality and temperature in the tunnel, provides access for emergency services, and allows smoke to be extracted in the event of a fire. The headhouse is the building on top of the ventilation shaft which contains fire control systems and the ventilation systems for the railway tunnels below.

Design for the Canterbury Works headhouse and compound
Design for the Canterbury Works headhouse and compound

Find out about the design

You can view or download our Canterbury Works Ventilation Shaft and Headhouse ‘You said, We did’ information boards below, a key part of the design for HS2 in South Kilburn.