GRAHAM Construction has been awarded a £5.3 million contract to rebuild one of the busiest Subway Stations in Glasgow by owner and operator Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).
Work is due to be complete for August 2015. The company previously delivered the modernisation work for Ibrox Subway Station.
The redevelopment of the St Enoch station will include the transformation of platforms, concourse areas and the entrance above ground. GRAHAM Construction will be responsible for mechanical and engineering works including new wiring, light fittings and lifts.
Works will also involve new floor and wall tiles, suspended ceilings, handrails, doors, ticket/travel centre office, new escalators to the North entrance, decoration and soft floor coverings to back of house areas. Retail units are being created within the concourse area.
The revamp includes new glass canopies, which will make it a striking feature in the heart of Glasgow’s shopping district. The station services almost two million passengers per year.
GRAHAM Construction regional director Gary Holmes said, “GRAHAM is looking forward to being an integral part of the team modernising a well-loved public transport system. We will be using the knowledge and expertise gained from the Ibrox project to deliver what will be an iconic new station.”
Gordon Maclennan, said, “The station will provide a fantastic landmark. The Subway tops and tails one of the busiest shopping streets in Scotland. Our stations don’t just provide an easy and convenient method of travel they also enhance the wider area for all who live, work in or visit the city.”