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Paddington roof refurb to be completed by Colas Morgan Sindall JV

9 Jul 14 A joint venture of Colas Rail and Morgan Sindall has been given a £20m contract by Network Rail to complete the refurbishment of the roof of Paddington station.

The first phase of Paddington station's roof refurbishment was completed in 2011
The first phase of Paddington station's roof refurbishment was completed in 2011

The first phase of the work was completed in July 2011 and involved the renovation of the barrel roof above platforms nine to 12 (known as span four). Starting this month, the final phase is scheduled to be complete by the start of 2016.

This will see a similar refurbishment carried out on the station’s original spans one to three above platforms one to eight, which formed the original station and were built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

As before, the renovation work will be carried out using a suspended scaffold above the platforms, minimising disruption to passengers. (See photo below.) The work will include strengthening the roof’s steelwork; repairs to the original wrought iron structure and decorative scrolls; upgrading the lighting system and replacing the polycarbonate roof lights; undertaking internal redecoration; and making improvements to the roof’s drainage.

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