We worked to avoid disruption to the public during the refurbishment of Glasgow's Kelvinhall subway station.
The refurbishment of Kelvinhall subway station in Glasgow includes platform resurfacing, recladding of the station tunnels, ticket office replacement and the provision of new finishes and M&E services.
The company is one of three framework contractors selected by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to refurbish the subway’s 15 stations under a programme set to run until 2018.
To meet Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s requirement for no change in platform height at any point during the works, our team devised a solution using temporary platform sections which allowed time for the screed required to cure prior to tiling.
We also developed a means of providing a safe working platform over the tunnel lining to enable essential roof repairs to be carried out.
In support of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport’s commitment to keeping the subway operational throughout modernisation works, much of our activities were undertaken at night under a series of short-term possessions.
To protect the public from any debris loosened by the airflow of the trains once the tunnel cladding was removed, a curtain of netting was installed above the works.
The contract continues our involvement in what is one of the oldest underground metro systems in the world, the company having constructed a section of the subway’s original tunnel network in the early 1890s. In the late 1970s we were also involved in the refurbishment of the subway’s St Enoch’s station.