Network Rail






12 months

Story Contracting were tasked with replacing the existing Georgian wired glazing to the station concourse and all station canopies with 10,000 new TwinFix polycarbonate glazing panels. The works also included:

  • Erection of crash deck scaffolding to facilitate the project works
  • Refurbishment to the Platform 7 North canopy
  • 1800m of guttering and verge deck relined with application of new paint on system
  • Waterproofing of flat roof areas with liquid plastic system
  • Painting works and condition-led steel repairs
  • Carrying out the works without affecting the operational railway or the station’s 8,000 daily commuters

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.

Works were phased in order to limit the impact on station users. Story site management worked in collaboration with station management to ensure that all parties were happy with the way in which the works were progressing on a regular basis.

This enabled the works to be carried out safely, on budget and to programme, without impacting the day-to-day operation of the station.

10,000 glazing panels removed and replaced

1800m of guttering and verge re-lined and waterproofed

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