Kingston bridge span installed over Easter weekend to propel Wessex Package 7 towards completion

Spencer Rail has begun a series of refurbishment works at Wemyss Bay Station in Scotland.

The scope of works for the contract comprises the following items:

  • Refurbishment of the platform canopies – blast and painting
  • Refurbishment of the concourse roof – blast and painting
  • Installation of new access system to canopies
  • Miscellaneous building works (external)
  • Miscellaneous building works (internal)

David McLaughlin, Project Director at Spencer Rail, said: “The project has been spread over two financial years to take advantage of two summer periods.

“This is due to the marine environment of station and the impact of cold weather on the painting works.

“We are required to deliver the full platform canopy refurbishment for the non-operational platforms prior to the 2014/15 winter period. The remaining canopy works are to be completed prior to the winter of 2015/16.”

Wemyss Bay Station in Inverclyde is a Listed Building designed by James Miller in 1903 for the Caledonian Railway. It incorporates the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry terminal, connecting mainland Scotland to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.

Spencer will, where appropriate, consult with community group ‘The Friends of Wemyss Bay Station’ to update them on the works throughout the project.