Project Description

Project: Wigan and Preston Railway Station Public Toilet Refurbishment.
Client: Serco and Virgin Rail.
Contract Responsibilities: The temporary provision of toilet facilities and full refurbishment of the existing toilets including new hand railing, corridor cladding and stair nosing and tread works to major circulation areas.

The Overview

The temporary redirection of the general public to new toilet and wash room facilities during the course of the works and the demolition, structure support, strip out and full refurbishment of the male, female and disabled facilities to two major Northwest Railway Station platform main toilets.

The major circulation public spaces such as corridors, under track walkways and staircases refurbishments including demarcation, new wall and ceiling cladding to divert rainwater from the tracks away from pedestrian areas.

The Challenge

To work in very close proximity to the general public in these bustling railway stations to tight deadlines to ensure the seamless change over from the existing facilities to new temporary washrooms to enable the works to take place.

Taking into account sequencing and Health, safety and environmental separation of the potentially intrusive building works from members of the general public and staff was paramount.

The Solution

Careful planning, co-ordination signage and pedestrianisation of certain areas in addition to excellent public relations from all members of the Gallaway build team ensured a smooth transition during the course of the works.

The high specification and robust nature of the required works were completed to an excellent final quality and to the agreed extremely tight programme timescales.