A £9m programme of works to improve Putney Station is on the verge of completion.
Spencer Rail has now entered the final stages of the project, which has seen the team install three new lifts, new staircases, expand the concourse area significantly and install new toilets.
Work started on site almost two years ago with the project now due to be substantially completed in August.
The vast majority of the programmed works have now been completed and, over the last four weeks, Spencer Rail has been putting the finishing touches to the project.
Recent works include:
- Screeding and floor tiling works 100 per cent complete
- Rendering and tiling to interior blockwork wall now 100 per cent complete
- Rendering to Platform 1 and 4 walls now 70 per cent complete
- Steelwork for canopy reinstatement complete – awaiting cladding
- Rendering to existing concourse back wall 90 per cent complete
- PA system now fully operational at both platform and concourse level
- New concourse toilets complete except for ceiling and fittings
- Concourse lighting now complete
- Platform lighting on Platform 1 and 4 now 90 per cent complete
- Steelwork for gable closure complete – awaiting cladding
Project director Neil Stuart said: “Following another busy few weeks for the team on site, we are now within sight of the finish line at Putney Station. All of the major parts of the works have now been completed and we will be putting the final touches to the project over the next few weeks.
“The current completion date for the project is late July but we’ve been given additional work by Network Rail which will push the project back another few weeks.”
The remaining works to be completed include:
- Completing steelwork for concourse lintel
- Pouring concrete for concourse lintel
- Carrying out demolition to the two internal central columns
- Full completion of station toilets
- Platform 1 and 4 gable ends to be closed off with cladding
- Full completion of concourse wall rendering
- Completing canopy reinstatement
- Completion of rendering to party walls
The redevelopment is being funded under the Department for Transport’s ‘Access for All’ initiative with the primary objective of the works to provide step-free access from the ticket office and concourse to the platforms at the station for all passengers, in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
As part of the work, a large concourse extension has been installed which spans all tracks and includes three new lift shafts and staircases.
A 16-person lift now goes to each platform – platforms two and three will share the same lift. In addition, there are alterations to communications and passenger information systems and extensive new lighting, and there will be two new public toilets and one for staff.
The concourse now has a masonry and glazed façade and all structures are covered by metal profiled sheet roofing.
The concourse has been increased in size by removing the existing rear wall (the east face) and extending the floor space by approximately 14 metres to the rear of the building.
This has made room for the gate-line to be moved away from the front entrance, thereby improving passenger flow at busy periods.
There have also been significant alterations at platform level.