New major interchange station incorporating new retail spaces. Network Rail
Initial concept design through to Grip Stage 5 working drawings of a new major interchange station in Dartford. New retail, passenger and station staff administration facilities. Car parking provision was reconfigured to increase the number of spaces and improve disabled parking.
The new curved station building and sweeping canopy was designed to embrace passengers approaching from all directions and create a distinctive, landmark structure to serve as a new gateway to Dartford Town Centre. Although works were designed under the NSIP programme, there was substantial interface and input from the local council. This, backed with government funding, drove the project towards a whole new station design.
Extensive works included; demolition of the main station building, two adjacent staff accommodation blocks and the erection of a new three storey station building. The later incorporating all station staff accommodation, BTP offices and retail areas and refurbishment of the existing footbridge stair and DDA passenger lift.
Project value £10m.
New station entrance, station concourse and access improvements for South West Trains (SSWT)
Designs for the new station entrance and concourse were prepared by Robinson Kenning & Gallagher to accommodate increased ticket gate lines, ticket vending machines, new ticket office and concourse queuing areas and full refurbishment and extension of platform canopies. In addition; new DDA facilities including, lower height ticket counters and new lifts and stairs to both raised platforms.
Earlsfield Station is one of the busiest small stations in London, experiencing huge volumes of passenger flow during peak hours. This exciting project included the complete demolition of the existing station building and erection of a new 275m² zinc clad concourse, featuring a sweeping roof and part glazed entrance facade. New access facilities successfully improved passenger access and flow, as part of continued station improvements under The Governments ‘Access for All’ (AfA) scheme.
RKG developed the scheme from initial concept design feasibility studies through to construction detail drawings and were further retained by the contractor for construction phase technical support.
New Station Entrance & Station Improvements. South West Trains (SSWT)
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher prepared scheme proposals, working drawings, and invitation to tender documents for the development of this South West Trains flagship station in Basingstoke. RKG were also employed to act as Project Managers and Supervisors under the NEC 3 contract.
Works included a new station entrance building, upgrade of retail and station facilities and the refurbishment of the existing clock tower and back of house areas.
RKG also prepared 3D visualisations and assisted with obtaining ‘Permitted Development’ through Basingstoke & Deane Council.
As project managers RKG were also responsible for the coordination and install of SSWT third party specialist contractors works such as CCTV, CIS and ticket gate line.
Contract Value: £1.2M
Complete Refurbishment of Concourse Retail. Network Rail.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed by Balfour Beatty to provide GRIP 4-8 multi-discipline design and technical site support for the complete refurbishment of the Station retail and provision for a new 1200m² mezzanine floor. The later to facilitate a selection of dining outlets and customer seating areas.
Detailed design development included; consideration for shopper and passenger movements between the new mezzanine and existing station facilities, the declutter of the station concourse and the conversion of the existing piazza and food court areas.
Sited over the main station concourse and busy LUL escalators, working alongside the live station environment the passenger safety and continuity of station operations was paramount. In total fifteen new retail units were provided as part of the £9M refurbishment scheme.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher prepared listed building and permitted development proposals, working drawings, and invitation to tender documents for the development of this South West Trains new Cycle Hubs at 8no Stations.
Works included the relocation of existing station facilities to accommodate the new cycle hubs as well as the development of materials and space layout to best suit each individual station.
As lead consultant RKG were also responsible for the coordination of the design team and SSWT third party specialist contractor elements such as CCTV and Customer Information System.
Contract Value: £1.2M.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were employed from Grip stage 2 ñ 8 working closely with Balfour Beatty Rail, Network Rail and the End User.
These new facilities at LBER will allow the London Bridge Box TOs to re-locate to this location and provide a continuous maintenance presence when London Bridge signal box (where they are currently located) is demolished. The facilities will also accommodate rapid response maintainers.
This layout provides the office layout to the front end of Arch 886 providing natural daylight for the office area, with the centralised amenities located in the centre of the arch plan and to the rear.
This central pod provides the kitchen, cleaners and toilet facilities along with storage for office printers, storage, shelving and recycling.
This layout would provide easy access to all arch linings for inspection and maintenance purposes by Network Rails arch inspection team. The location of a centralised pod also provides a high level of flexibility for the office and messing areas and maximises the use of available natural light.
Main Entrance Adaptations
This original entrance to the station had become congested and the pedestrian flow of passenger through the subway was being restricted by the existing gateline and limited circulation space.
RKG were employed by SSWT to redesign the area in order to create greater circulation and passenger movement whilst increasing ticket facilities.
The final design reduced the back of house space of the existing ticket office to enable an increase in front of house circulation and ticketing facilities.
A new gateline with increased gates and automatic wide aisle gates was installed and existing tenancies relocated and refurbished.
The estimated cost of the project is valued at £1.5M.
Brighton Yard Entrance
This original entrance to the station was closed in 1947 and has remained out of use since apart from a period in the 1960’s when it was once again used as a passenger entrance/exit.
As part of the Access for All project providing lift access to all 17 platforms from the Overbridge the Brighton Yard Building will be re-opened to provide a new passenger entrance and exit from the Station with disabled access into the Station and onto the Overbridge.
Additional facilities include new passenger toilets including DDA and DDA baby changing as well as retail outlets.
The Forecourt will provide drop off and turning off of St John’s Hill with footpaths leading up to the new entrance along with covered bicycle parking.
The estimated cost of the project is valued at £1.5M.
Platform 9/10 Waiting Room
The buildings to platforms 9/10 originally comprised a former traction sub-station building to the country end & main building with office accommodation used by the Station Manager & associated support staff adjacent the southern overbridge, together with rooms containing comms equipment, station control point, staff accommodation facilities & areas used by Revenue Protection.
The Buildings maintain many of their original features & the intention of the design was to retain the original character & styling of the buildings whilst providing new facilities for the staff and passengers alike.
The design provides for: The existing store building to the country end of the platforms to be adapted and refurbished to provide new staff accommodation.
Alteration and refurbishment of the office accommodation areas to the main building including original station control point, staff facilities and areas used by Revenue Protection to form new passenger waiting room and retail unit.
A new opening has also been formed giving public access to the new waiting room from the foot of the stairway link to the overbridge.
Platform 7/8 building extension & Platform 13/14 Waiting room
This scheme forms part of the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP) to improve the overall environment at stations for the benefit of passengers.
Phase one: to relocate Southern staff accommodations to the country end of platforms 7/8, by extending the current British Transport Police offices. The new extension was designed to match the current exterior with cornices, window and door openings dressed with the same period feature timber mouldings. This new facility comprises: staff mess, locker room & male and female toilets.
Phase two: The existing platform buildings on 13/14 was reconfigured & refurbishment to provide new passenger waiting area, increased retail tenancy space and improved customer information facilities. In addition the Southern Station Managers office remained (albeit relocated) and male and female staff toilets were provided.
Entrance improvements, new concourse and upgraded passenger facilities and forecourt
A National Station Improvement Project (NSIP) for Network Rail on behalf of South West Trains (SSWT)
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher designed a new fully DDA compliant station entrance, enlarged booking hall and new ticket office counters with the aim of providing a better interface with the adjacent platform areas. Other improvements included a new passenger lounge and toilet areas, dedicated customer information counter and improved circulation arrangements with the retail unit. New facilities were also designed for the TOC (Train operating company) train crew.
The existing Art Deco Station structures had been modified over the years, with a modern intrusion to provide a new station entrance that effectively sterilised a considerable amount of the Country platform facilities. RKG were appointed to provide Grip 3 & 4 Design Development. Feasibility options improved the poor access arrangements around the station entrance and enhanced both passenger and retail amenities.
RKG completed Grip 5 Design and site support works for Osborne to a reduced construction programme. The new station entrance works (the 250th NSIP Project) were well received and the station was re-opened by the Secretary of State for Transport.
Morgan Sindall were appointed Principal Contractor for the proposed Access for All works at the station. Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed as Architects for the scheme.
The works were to provide Access for All initiative to the existing station facilities to provide the unobstructed accessible route from street down to platform level.
At Kensal Rise the works consisted of:
Design & erection of new lift and linkway.
Regrading of high street outside of retail unit to achieve level access.
Adaptation of the existing retail unit to form new accessible entrance/exit to provide disabled compliant approach.
Alteration of existing platform and new boundary wall alignment.
Party Wall agreements with adjoining neighbours.
Estimated project value of £1.2M
At South Tottenham the works consisted of:
New Lifts & Elevated Walkways
Morgan Sindall were appointed Principal Contractor for the proposed Access for All works at this station. Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed as Architects for the scheme and provided the detailed design and construction issue design for these works.
The works were to provide Access for All initiative to the existing Overground station facilities to provide the unobstructed accessible route from street up to platform level.
Works consisted of:
Completion of Planning approval conditions.
Design & erection of new lifts and elevated walkway.
New platform staircases to replace the existing life expired.
Extension of and alteration of existing platforms.
Design checks of additional works designed by others.
Estimated project value of £1.8M
RKG were employed to produce the architectural detailed design and Form 003 submission along with the overall coordination of Structural, Mechanical & Electrical †and Signage for the new public waiting room.
As part of this design the compartmentation of the surrounding service ducts and voids was assessed and details produced for the compartmentation and access of these.
Working in close relationship with both the client and contractor we were able to identify and resolve design and on site queries expediently.
Morgan Sindall were appointed Principal Contractor for the proposed Access for All works at the stations. Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed as Architects for the scheme.
As part of the larger Network rail Access for All initiative the existing station access facilities were also upgraded to provide the unobstructed accessible route.
At Worcester Park the works consisted of:
Design & erection of new overbridge incorporating lifts to both platforms with lift motor rooms below the stairs .
Adaptation of the existing entrance to provide disabled access via new compliant ramped approach to the existing station ticket office and the formation of a level access night gate.
Alteration of car parking areas.
Estimated project value of £1.4M
At New Malden the works consisted of:
Design & erection of new lifts to both platforms.
Reconfiguration of the existing ticket barrier line.
Adaptation of the existing entrances to provide disabled access, covered entrance and new TVM.
Alteration of car parking areas.
Estimated project value of £1.3M
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed as Architects for the scheme to provide detailed design for the new lifts and walkways.
The scheme would provide accessible access to the existing Overground station from the existing LUL station.
Works consisted of:
Design & erection of new walkways
Adaptations to the existing overbridge to allow for interface with new lift.
Design and coordination of new lifts and associated lift motor rooms.
Alterations to the existing rear of platform boundary to accommodate new lift and lift motor rooms.
Estimated project value of £2.1M.