The building is specified for the Moscow Metro staff

“As part of the Pechatniki transport interchange hub, a combined maintenance personnel building (CMPB) is being built to house the services of the eastern section of the metro Big Circle Line (BCL)”, said Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“The maintenance personnel building will consist of six above-ground floors and one underground technical floor to house utilities. The total area of the future facility is 6.6 thousand square metres. The dimensions of the building are specified by the requirements of the Moscow Metro”, emphasised Yuri Kravtsov.

According to him, the main objective of the CMPB is to provide the personnel of the BCL eastern section with a comfortable space to work and recreate.

“The two ground floors and the basement of the CMPB are complete, the in-situ concreting is done. The main structures of the third floor of the building are being constructed”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

He recalled that the Pechatniki TIH will comprise the BCL station under construction, the existing station of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line (LDL), and the future station of MCD-2.

Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP Stroy 1, the holding’s construction division, said that architectural and finishing work is underway at the Pechatniki BCL station, on the basis of which the TIH is being constructed.

“The finishing of the platform area is underway and we plan to start granite laying in the near future. Installation of utilities has also been started in a block of technical premises and passenger areas. In addition, work is underway in the future interchange area between the Pechatniki station of the Big Circle Line and the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line stations”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

According to him, the construction of the Pechatniki BCL station is taking place under difficult hydrogeological conditions and in close proximity to the operating station of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line.

“A number of technical solutions are being applied during the construction process, thanks to which the operating Pechatniki station remains in its usual operation mode. For example, the experts have reinforced the excavation pit of the station complex under construction with extra metal structures. In addition, the soil mass was grouted at a depth of more than 50 metres to protect the excavation pit during the course of work”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

The head of MIP Stroy 1 added that the main structures of the operating Pechatniki station on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line are also being monitored around the clock.

In addition to Pechatniki, the eastern section includes Nagatinsky Zaton, Klenovy Bulvar, and Tekstilshchiki stations. The section is 11 km long. Its opening will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.

Creation of the Big Circle Line is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.