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Marylebone station roof refurbishment complete

Morgan Sindall has unveiled the newly refurbished Marylebone Station roof which has been renovated on behalf of Network Rail.

The £4 million project began in May 2010 and involved the installation of 2,160 square metres of new glazing and 2,520 square metres of profiled sheeting. The 150-metre long station shed roof comprises two spans of 15 metres and 12 metres and covers four of the station’s six platforms.

Innovative rolling access decks which incorporated a temporary weatherproof roof allowed the repair work to be carried out in stages, minimising the effect on passengers using the station as well as providing weather protection.

“We are delighted to have completed the refurbishment of this Grade II listed station roof on time,” says Jag Paddam, Morgan Sindall’s managing director infrastructure. This was a complex project and the work was carried out whilst the station remained operational, requiring exact planning and substantial temporary works.”

Network Rail route director Jo Kaye comments: “The new roof at Marylebone has made a huge difference to the station environment and provides passengers with a lighter, brighter travelling experience. This is the first of several projects to restore and renew our London stations so it is excellent news that the work at Marylebone has been delivered on time and on budget.”

Helen Drew, facilities manager of Chiltern Railways says: “We’re currently making investments on our line to reduce the journey time from May 2011. The work that has taken place on this roof further adds to our passengers’ travel experience and we’re really pleased with the huge difference that it makes to our station environment.”

Work also included the repair and refurbishment of the roof’s existing structural steelwork, replacement roof cladding and a new lighting and control system. In addition, the existing brick wall on the eastern side of the station was repaired and a new roof access and wash down system installed.