Welcome to the latest edition of Rail Construction News – the premier construction tool for the rail industry.
In this month’s issue we take a look at a couple of award-winning projects: Brighton Station and Hassocks Station. Brighton Station has recently been awarded a commendation in the Large Station category of the National Rail Awards following an extensive nine month project. The project saw the Victorian Grade II Listed station transformed to its former glory and was a rewarding project for all involved.
Craig Latowsky, Design Director at TTPP who acted as the scheme architects, project managers and Quantity Surveyors on Brighton Station, said:
“We are very proud of the scheme as it is now a really impressive station and we have received a lot of great feedback from people. There really is a sense of arrival now – like you have reached somewhere special. It definitely is a destination.
“At the National Rail Awards we received a commendation and we are very pleased that all the hard work that went into the project by all stakeholders was recognised and the station has become very successful.”
The newly constructed Hassocks Station building has been highly commended in the Medium Station of the Year category of the National Rail Awards. The 1970’s prefabricated existing station building at Hassocks was in dire need of refurbishment prior to this project and so a new modular station has been constructed in line with the Department for Transport’s National Station Improvement Programme (NSIP). The new station building was sponsored by Network Rail and built by Southern Railway.
Speaking about the project, Steve Cowell, the Associate Director of BPR Architects, said:
“The project ran smoothly. Clear communication between all parties involved was crucial. “It was very important for us to be involved with this project and with the National Rail Awards. The delivery of this modular station has been well received across the industry. We are continuing to evolve the design principles at other stations, as there is always room for improvement.
“Initial feedback has been positive, and the community engagement on the project went down very well. We allowed the local residents to select the brick colour for the station which matched the brick colour of the Victorian cottages opposite. Small things like that mean a lot to local residents and it kept them on side during the construction stage of the project.”
With all this and much more inside, please join us as we explore the projects which continue to shape our nation’s railways.