Spencer Group has reached a key milestone as part of a multi-million pound programme of works to improve Putney Station.
Work started on site almost two years ago with the project achieving practical completion in November 2014.
Now, after complications around the provision of the new DNO supply delayed the lifts being operational, the three lifts at the station have become operational, pushing the project to the verge of completion.
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.
This milestone comes on the back of the new concourse area leading to all platforms and spanning all tracks opening to the public in August 2014. The concourse now has a masonry and glazed façade and all structures are covered by metal profiled sheet roofing.
It has also been increased in size by removing the existing rear wall (the east face) and extending the floor space by approximately 14m 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.
The remaining outstanding works are the completion of the new DNO room and new supply from UKPN. Once this is completed in 2015, the station supply can be configured to the new supply and works will be completed.
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.