Balfour Beatty awarded £8m enhancement works at Euston Station
18 August 2014 • Author: Balfour Beatty
Balfour Beatty has been awarded work to design and implement £8 million of enhancements to Euston Station, London for Network Rail.
The works will significantly enhance the passenger experience to one of the UK’s busiest stations by improving the approach to the station, the retail offering inside it and by creating a new mezzanine level.
Balfour Beatty will remove the kiosks at the front of the station and relocate them within the main building to create a consistent and visually striking frontage, extending the piazza paving, removing the existing canopies and improving the external signage to aid passenger movement. In addition, a new mezzanine floor will be created above the station entrance to increase the overall retail floor area, which will be integrated into the existing first floor accommodation. A lift and three escalators will provide access. The ground floor will be reconfigured and signage within the station will be standardised and improved.
Ed Morgan, Balfour Beatty Managing Director for London Infrastructure, said: “Balfour Beatty is delighted to be carrying out these works to improve London Euston. Our recent experience delivering major improvements to Kings Cross, St Pancras International and Blackfriars stations demonstrate our capabilities in providing major improvements for rail users while minimising disruption. We will provide the same levels of excellence through our programme of work at Euston.”
Balfour Beatty is also currently delivering refurbishment works at Redhill Station and Queen’s Road Peckham, under the ‘Access for All’ programme, and is constructing a new 2km viaduct in Reading, part of Network Rail’s Reading station area redevelopment. The new £45 million viaduct will ease congestion by taking fast mainline trains over freight and relief lines.