|Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty a £50m contract, that will continue until 2013, to undertake major improvement work at Edinburgh Waverley station.
The work will include:
Renovation of the 34,000m2 roof, including 28,000 new glass panels, repairs to steelwork and columns and repainting steelwork and columns.
Installation of new roof drainage system
New lighting within the main station roof area
Renovation to the Calton and Market Street footbridges
Removal of the redundant bridge link between the north side of the main building and the building at the northern perimeter
Renovations to external walls
New concourse and platform surfacing
Work will commence in the spring, when a scaffolding ‘crash deck’ will be installed at the east end of the station. This will help support work on the roof and will be moved east to west across the station as the work progresses.
This latest contract is part of a £130m scheme to transform Edinburgh Waverley station and the new clear glass will replace the existing cloudy wired glass,allowing more natural light to flood the platforms, providing a better environment for passengers.