Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been awarded the £16 million enabling works contract for the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station by Network Rail.
The contract will involve the demolition of platform buildings and the construction of a new operations building as part of Network Rail’s expansion scheme to accommodate increasing passenger numbers.
Enabling works are due to start this spring, with completion expected in spring 2018.
Balfour Beatty’s managing director for Scotland, Hector McAulay, commented, “Following Balfour Beatty’s recent successful completion of the new Edinburgh Gateway railway station and our on-going work for the Dundee Railway station and hotel, we are proud to continue our work with Network Rail to make Glasgow Queen Street Station a world class facility.
“The redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station will generate additional community benefit through our commitment to local employment and apprenticeships and will further support the region’s economy, creating opportunities for SMEs.
“This is an exciting development in the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, and will allow for ever-growing passenger numbers passing through Scotland’s third busiest railway station.”