Welcome to another edition of Premier Construction magazine. In this month’s issue, amongst our usual round-up of fantastic developments, we take a look at three recently completed projects: Station Hall at the National Railway Museum; Allianz Park; and Bolton Kia.
The National Railway Museum’s Station Hall has recently been unveiled, following a grand £1.4 million makeover. The York-based project was implemented by the National Railway Museum in order to refresh and improve the site’s Station Hall and offers visitors improved access to the museum’s collection, which is backed up by sympathetic lighting and audio-visual displays.
The former Goods Depot first opened to the public in 1990 as part of the Great Railways Show and was originally intended to be a temporary exhibition. More than 20 years later it has been transformed into an immersive and nostalgic space in which visitors can explore 24 hours in the life of a large station.
Commenting on the redeveloped facility, the National Railway Museum’s Head of Property & Project Management, Anna Evans, said: “The point of this project was to create a new way to engage with visitors and that is exactly what we have achieved. The redevelopment of Station Hall was part of a long term improvement programme which will continue to develop the Museum and present a fresh new approach for returning visitors.”
Meanwhile, Allianz Park – a state-of-the-art sporting venue which is home to Saracens Rugby Club – has opened following a £24 million redevelopment. The stadium is supported by Sport England, the Rugby Football Union and UK Athletics and boasts an artificial pitch, an Indoor Training Centre, and food and retail units. The Indoor Training Centre has a multi-function use, designed as an indoor athletics and multi-sport area it is converted into the biggest bar in UK professional rugby on match days with large TV screens and a house band on stage to entertain fans before and after the rugby.
And finally, a £1 million project to create improved facilities for Bolton Kia has reached a successful completion. The project comprised a complete restructure of the existing showroom in order to provide a state-of-the-art facility for one of Kia’s most prestigious sites. The new showroom adheres to the new stylish Kia standard ‘Red Cube’ design complete with glass panelling.
Join us now as we celebrate the developments that continue to shape our landscape.