Story Contracting are proud to have been recognised in the 2021 CECA North East Awards with the delivery of Horden Station being awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Project of the Year (£1m – £5m) category.
Horden Station was a joint project between Durham County Council, Network Rail, Northern and Story Contracting – funded by the local authority, with an additional £4.4 million from the Department of Transport’s New Stations Fund and a grant from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.
Despite the challenges caused by Covid-19, it was one of the fastest ever UK station design and builds. The pandemic saw the Story Contracting team adapt and implement numerous additional health and safety measures in order to continue work on the essential project.
In total, it took Story only 6 months to design the station and 5 months to construct the two new platforms and footbridge.
Dan Jones, Operations Director in Story Contracting’s Eastern region, said: “We are delighted to have been Highly Commended in the CECA North East awards for our design and build of Horden Station. This is a testament to the team’s hard work and ability to adapt to the unprecedented circumstances created by the pandemic.”
Situated on the Durham coastline, Horden Station serves the Northern Rail service and now enables the connection of local communities that previously had no immediate rail links.
Providing direct transport to Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Teesside, it is expected that over 70,000 journeys could be made from the station each year.
Learn more and view our project video of Horden Station here.