Network Rail commissioned VolkerFitzpatrick to be the Principal Contractor for the proposed MAFA works at the station.
VolkerFitzpatrick in turn commissioned Robinson Kenning & Gallagher to develop the clients aspirations and produce a viable scheme. The station concourse was highly congested due to constraints on the available space and passenger circulation is severely constrained, especially at peak periods. To address this, the following elements of works were required at the station to alleviate the congestion on the concourse and to meet Networks Rails requirements for pedestrian flow up to 2026.
- Demolition of the existing Island Retail Building on the Concourse.
- Adaptation of the existing ticket barrier line to provide additional ticket gates & improve passenger flow.
- Rationalisation of the existing concourse furniture such as Ticket Vending Machines and Seating.
- Rationalisation/upgrading of the way finding signage within the concourse.
A listed building application technical support report was prepared by RKG and submitted by Network Rail. Estimated project value of £4.2M.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher produced a Listed Building Application with WYG on behalf of our clients Network Rail. Network Rail is proposing to refurbish and upgrade Kings Cross Station. This Application related to the proposed renewals work and specifically to the Main Train Shed which comprises of two separate barrels roof separated by a central spine wall.
The Client Brief required a detailed survey of the Main Train Shed Roof which coversdetailed structural assessments and inspection together with a condition survey of both the interior and exterior fabric to the roof coverings.
Over a ten month period regular meetings were held with Camden Conservation Planners and English Heritage representatives, in order to relate the results of the structural investigations and to develop an acceptable proposed designfor the refurbishment of the Main Train Shed.
A presentation was made to Camden Conservation Planners and English Heritage identifying the alternative designoptions for addressing structural concernsrelating to wind tunnel test results, impact ofsnow and snow drifts, recommendations forimproving performance of the bow string purlins.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher acted as Heritage consultants for the mains contractor for the re-roofing of the Eastern ëKentí side Concourse of London Victoria Station.
RKG liaised with English Heritage and The City of Westminister over proposed scheme details, finishes and colours and prepared an extensive Listed Building Application, along with supporting drawings and documents.
Listed Building Consent was obtained through Network Rail planners for the Grade II listed Station.
Working closely with the Main Contractor RKG developed a detailed survey of the tied barrelled train shed roofs, covering detailed structural assessments and inspection together with a condition survey of both the interior and exterior fabric to the roof coverings.
Regular meetings were held with Planners, English Heritage representatives, and stake holders in order to relate the results of the structural investigations and to develop an acceptable proposed design for the refurbishment of the Train Shed Roofs.
Grade I listed Paddington Lawn was extensively remodelled and renovated, to provide passengers with better retail choices and a greater number food and drink outlets.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher provided lead designer, multidiscipline technical design and principal designer services for this vibrant retail and dining hub.
The completed retail and catering offer is now among the best provided in a London station environment, reflecting the station'‘s status as one of London’s major gateways, and enables Paddington Lawn to become a showcase for station retailing and dining with the best possible customer experience.
Paddington Lawn works took 14 months to complete on site.
Contract Value: £9M.