The main concourse is 30m wide by 75m long and covered by 2400 pitched single pane Georgian wire panels and accepts approx. 3m passengers annually. The challenge for Story was how we could safely access the works at height to carry out the glazing replacement and have as little impact as possible on the daily operation of the station and passengers.
This was achieved by utilising an innovative rolling access platform supported on towers and spine beams.
This allowed access to one third of the main concourse roof from below and whilst still being open enough to allow unrestricted passenger movements and plenty of natural light compared to a bird cage scaffold system.
Another benefit to the system was that it could be rolled along the spine beam into the next phase saving time and allowing the works to progress quicker and more safely due to the need for less dismantling and erecting phases.