BALFOUR Beatty is progressing work on the £14.5 million redevelopment of Motherwell Railway Station following the winter break.
ScotRail said that immediate construction work will focus on platforms two and three where new staff and passenger waiting facilities are being built. Some early works activities are also set to commence at concourse level – including the strip out of vacant retail units and preparatory structural works in advance of the concourse refurbishment.
The frameworks for the new drivers’ facilities were completed in December and ScotRail said it expects all external brickwork and roofing to be finished by the end of February, allowing for internal fitting out and finishes to progress.
Further to this has been the erection of scaffolding around the mezzanine level of the station, linking the concourse to platforms. This will allow access for the contractors to construct a new corridor through the heart of the station and external cladding to commence around the main building.
On top of all this has been the removal of vegetation that had to be removed next to platform three at Muir Street. ScotRail said it will allow them to start planning the works for a new retaining wall, which is required to enable construction of a larger station concourse and enhanced retail space.
A spokesperson from ScotRail said, “We’re really excited about how the work is progressing towards delivering a station that will fit well with plans by Scotland’s railway to build the best rail network the country has ever had.”