Stations

Raymond Brown Construction has now delivered station works under the various improvements schemes for customers such as Great Western Railway, GTR, South Eastern, South West Trains and Eurotunnel.

Working on live stations requires the combination of effective project management, good stakeholder management and excellent communication. Relationships formed with customers and station staff is key to helping meet complex and demanding programmes.

Eurotunnel Platform Resurfacing
Eurotunnel Platform Resurfacing

Eurotunnel Platform Resurfacing

Eurotunnel Platform Resurfacing
Client: Eurotunnel
Value: £704k

The platforms on the UK Terminal have been in use since 1994 and are subject to heavy use, often 24 hours per day. They are used for the transfer of HGVs, cars and coaches on to the shuttles prior to the journey through the Channel Tunnel to France, and also the disembarkation of arriving vehicles. The platforms serving the 10 tracks (B1 to B10) are connected by a series of ramps to four overbridges. Overbridges 1 and 2 carry vehicles bound for France, while overbridges 3 and 4 carry arriving vehicles.

Heavy wheel loads (notably from HGVs) have degraded the materials supporting the block paving. This is particularly evident in the areas near the loading and unloading zones. The surface of the UK platforms requires almost constant curative maintenance in order to rectify localised settlement. This was expensive and needs track possessions to carry out the work.

Extensive cracking in the 100mm thick lean mix concrete was found when the blocks and sand were removed. Some of the sand has migrated down these cracks, contributing to the settlement of the blocks.

It was proposed to resurface all remaining loading and unloading areas between B5 and B10 during 2015 and 2016.

Raymond Brown Construction carried out the works in possessions, in strict accordance to Eurotunnel rules for security on site and deliveries constraints. The terminal remained fully operational during the works.

Works included: Erecting temporary platform edge protection, removing existing block paving and sand, forming soldier course in edge of remaining block paving, making good/ replacing lean mix concrete layer, lay 10mm SMA regulating/pad coat, lay CG200 Geotextile, resurface the platform, platform markings.
Paddington Station Ticket Office
Paddington Station Ticket Office

Paddington Station Ticket Office

Paddington Station Ticket Office
Client: Great Western Railway
Value: £1.8m

The works comprised the refurbishment and alterations of the existing flagship ticket office at Paddington Station, London, to facilitate First Great Western’s (FGW) rebranding programme to Great Western Railway (GWR) of their portfolio of stations. The contract was closely linked to the new Crossrail Station at Paddington. The project to refurbish the existing ticket office and back of house areas included: Demolition works; Full internal strip out of existing ticket office, toilets and back of house areas; Formation new ticket office and fit out with new wall, new limestone floor and ceiling finishes; Re-configuration of back of house areas including new finishes; New installations including the design co-ordination and validation of M&E, CCTV, PA/VA and fire alarm systems; Installation of new LV power supply; Refurbishment of basement toilets; Installation of new windows and automatic doors to Platform 1 and Crossrail facades including veneered stone panels and glass; Installation of nine new ticket counters and three new advanced purchase counters; Decorative lighting.

The works were undertaken in a live operational station within a confined area with other major capital projects being undertaken by others simultaneously including Paddington Roof Refurbishment. The works therefore required close liaison with Great Western Railway, Network Rail, Crossrail, the general public and numerous other third parties.

Prior to contract award, we offered a number of value engineering opportunities including an alternative design together with more cost efficient and sustainable products.

The project received a Considerate Constructors Scheme - Beyond Compliance Certificate.
Basingstoke Station
Basingstoke Station

Basingstoke Station

Basingstoke Station
Customer: South West Trains
Value: £1.3m

This project was to modernise Basingstoke Station as part of the National Station Improvement Programme.

The station entrance has been completely refurbished with a newer, brighter and larger booking hall. This is in addition to the recent installation of new toilets and baby changing facilities. The station hall has also been reconfigured and now features a striking new stainless steel and glass frontage, in order to improve the flow of passengers in and out of the station.

The contract also included renovation work to the clock tower at the station entrance, refurbishment of adjacent offices and provision of secure cycle parking facilities on both sides of the station, equipped with shelters and CCTV.
Hassocks Station
Hassocks Station

Hassocks Station

Hassocks Station
Customer: Southern Railway
Value: £1.3m

This project comprised the construction of a new modular station building including associated forecourt works, automatic ticket gates, accessible toilet facilities and new soft seating and benches.

Careful management of the car park and the general public whilst the works were being undertaken in an operational station environment was critical.

Some operations were track sensitive and a number of possessions were required to complete these works. These included crane lifts, erection of scaffold and hoarding close to the track, platform re-surfacing works, temporary works and steel erection with crane and cladding operations.
Ashtead Station
Ashtead Station

Ashtead Station

Ashtead Station
Customer: Southern Railway
Value: £1.9m

The contract comprised the construction of a new station building including associated forecourt work incorporating automatic ticket gates, accessible toilet facilities, additional parking, cycle parking and seating.

Phase I involved the construction of a new extension to the car park to provide an additional 53 parking spaces. This allowed existing parking areas to be temporarily used for construction activities.

Phase II included the construction of the new station building. Civils works included several service diversions for power, water and foul drainage.

Piling and temporary works were undertaken to support the platform whilst construction works continued. The platforms had to be kept open throughout the contract.

Phase III included demolition of the old 1970s pre-fabricated ‘Clasp’ structure and completion of car parking changes.
Newton Abbott Station
Newton Abbott Station

Newton Abbott Station

Newton Abbott Station
Customer: First Great Western
Value: £200k

The works at Newton Abbott included refurbishment of the WCs, waiting
room and customer assistance office. This project commenced in June 2012 and was completed in August 2012. The scheme was part of the National Station Improvement Programme.
Winchester Station
Winchester Station

Winchester Station

Winchester Station
Customer: South West Trains
Value: £200k

This contract was completed in 12 weeks and comprised of an extension and refurbishment of the busy Winchester railway station including building enhancements, access improvements and ticketing lines.

The contract also included the M&E installation of the electronic ticketing and monitoring systems for the upside and downside ticket lines.
T3 Waiting Shelters
T3 Waiting Shelters

T3 Waiting Shelters

T3 Waiting Shelters
Customer: First Great Western
Value: £225k

As part of the NSIP scheme, Raymond Brown Construction was awarded the contract to provide the supply and installation seven waiting shelters at stations located within the First Great Western network comprising Bristol Parkway, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Oxford, Sandhurst, Twyford and Weston Super Mare. The majority of the works were undertaken in a live station environment with the exception of Bristol Parkway, which was restricted to out of hours working due to high passenger usage.

Works were undertaken within securely fenced areas with access in most cases either via existing over-bridges or platform side entrances which required careful co-ordination and advanced planning with station staff to minimise disturbance to the operation of each individual station.

Burnham Station
Burnham Station

Burnham Station

Burnham Station
Client: South West Trains
Value: £175k

This project forms part of the NSIP programme undertaken by First Great Western Railway and involves improvement of passenger and staff facilities at the station. The works comprise remodeling and refurbishment of the toilet facilities, waiting room, and staff mess room. Additional improvements include a new standalone waiting shelter and re-wiring and re-lighting to all areas.