Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty the £50M contract to renovate Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, part of a wider £130M revamp.
Balfour Beatty will manage the station upgrade, including renovating the huge 34,000m² roof with 28,000 new glass panels, renovating steels and columns and installing drainage.
Clear, strengthened glass replaces cloudy wired glass in the existing roof. The station’s Victorian ironwork features will be repaired and repainted while non-essential station furniture, buildings and redundant high level walkways will be removed.
The Calton and Market Street footbridges and external walls will be renovated and a new concourse and platform surface installed.
A scaffolding crash deck will be erected at the east end of the station to support work on the roof in the spring.