Refurbishment and remodelling of the Ticket Office and Booking Hall
The works at Langley Station included for the Refurbishment and remodelling of the Ticket Office and Booking Hall, this meant a larger Booking Hall was created to facilitate a new gateline. The works to the Back of House areas included a new staff Toilet, Mess facility and dedicated Comms room. The first floor accommodation was reconfigured to provide a new Office for MTR staff with a kitchenette and breakout area, a new Tenancy was also constructed to the first floor.
Two new storage areas were constructed within the existing stairwells to provide adequate storage for the station.
The South side of the station underwent a major reconstruction, the existing footpath was taken out of use with the station lease area being increased to accommodate a new secondary entrance. Works included ground retention in the form of sheet pile walls, below ground drainage was via a soakaway formed using modular crates wrapped in permeable geotextile. A new Remote Access Gateline Enclosure (R.A.G.E) was designed and installed, the enclosure was constructed from Stainless Steel Vertical Posts, Galvanised Mild Steel Roof Structure, Toughened Safety Glass and Equitone Natura cladding panels. The roof was finished with insulated Kingspan panels.
External works included the redecoration of the existing footbridge spanning between platform 1 and 4, new roofing membranes to the platform canopy, high level roofs and the East and West low level roofs. Decoration to the platform canopy and car par canopy. New boundary fencing was provided to both the North and South side of the station.
To develop the design pre-construction surveys included Foundations, Topographical and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey, Civils Survey, Soakaway test bore hole sampling, Structural Survey, Damp Survey and a Roof survey.
A Temporary Ticket Office and Staff Mess was required to allow the station to remain operational throughout the contract. The works were undertaken during both day and night periods over the 52-week contract period.
Before photo – Ticket Office Window
Progress Photo – Ticket Office Window / Counter Removed
The works within the Ticket Office and Booking Hall included a complete strip out of the existing wall, floor and ceiling finishes, A new larger structural opening was created from the Booking Hall onto platform 4 to accommodate the new gateline and improve passenger flow through the area. Existing services were identified, any redundant services were terminated and removed.
To enhance passenger experience new supplies were installed within the fabric of the building to give the Booking Hall a clutter free appearance and unified look. New suspended ceiling system was installed through the area with new LED lighting. New
floor finishes were provided which included tiling to the Booking Hall and Vinyl to the Ticket Office and back of house areas.
The Ticket Office benefited from a new ticket window, counters and cabinetry, secondary security glazing was provided to improve security to the area.
The Ticket Office also benefited from air conditioning to provide heating and cooling to the space, along with ventilation providing intake and extract of fresh and stale air.
A staff W.C. and welfare area were also constructed within the space. Frieze units were installed over the new ticket window to contain supplies, with full decoration to all surfaces to complete.
The electrical supplies were upgraded to facilitate the works, this included new distribution boards, lighting, small power and data and COMMs.
Progress Photos – Ticket Office / Back of House Stripped Out
First Floor Accommodation
The first floor accommodation was in a poor state of repair and being used by a local Taxi company, Capel CS took possession and completely stripped out the area. A number of Issues were identified early on, which required a course of remediation works, both stairwells had a chemical DPC injected in to the walls, polypropylene cavity drainage membrane installed followed by a waterproofed sand and cement render, finish plaster was applied to complete the process. The existing ceiling joists required strengthening, a structural design was carried out with new timbers being installed to strengthen the existing ceiling joists. New ceiling was installed, partition walls were constructed to form division between the proposed Tenancy and MTR Office space, along with separate Kitchenette area for the station staff.
The walls and ceilings received a new plaster finish, floor finishes included carpet tiles to the office space, stairs and MTR breakout area, vinyl flooring to the kitchenettes, with walls, ceilings and woodwork being decorated to complete the works.
New electrical, Data and Comms supplies were installed into the area, with new desks and chairs being supplied as part of the works.
New Secondary Entrance (R.A.G.E. Unit)
The initial site clearance was carried out to the Southern side of the station, this included tree and vegetation removal to facilitate the surveys in order to develop the design. Capel CS and their design team worked closely with the MTR Elizabeth Line project team to develop the design to GRIP 5 stage. The design included sheet pile walls and a Stepoc wall to retain the existing ground, concrete capping beams were formed over the sheet pile walls.
The below ground drainage system was installed, modular crates wrapped in a permeable geotextile membrane was constructed and linked to a series of below ground pipework allowing the surface water to discharge and filter through.
A new sub main power cable, fibre optic cables and data cables to serve the proposed RA.G.E. Unit were installed from the North side of the station, taking a route across the existing footbridge, works were carried out during planned possessions and isolations. Below ground ducting was installed to provide routes for the newly installed cables, serving small power, lighting, CCTV and the new Gateline.
Foundations were constructed for the R.A.G.E. Unit, cycle shelter and steps leading to platform 1, concrete was then placed to complete this element of the works. The new RAGE Unit was designed to accommodate a new gateline, TVM, Help Points, Comms cabinet and MTR assets included CIS screen, CCTV cameras and monitors. A new two tiered Cycle shelter was provided, with the area being secured by new Bowtop and Palisade boundary fencing.
Progress Photos – Site clearance, piling matt being formed, piles being installed.
Progress Photos – Stepoc Wall foundation being constructed, pile caps being formed.
Progress Photos– Temporary works in place, installation of the modular crates, Pile cap being concreted.
Progress Photos – R.A.G.E. Unit foundation being excavated and concrete placed.
Progress Photo – Footpath being constructed, R.A.G.E. Unit being erected
New Secondary Entrance (R.A.G.E. Unit)
A late addition to the contract was a request to refurbish the existing public toilets, the scope was agreed with MTR Elizabeth Line in line with their budget. The existing wall tiles were stripped out from both the Gents W.C. and PRM W.C. the walls were made good ready to receive new wall tiling in line with the MTR Elizabeth Line branding. The Gents W.C. received new IPS panels and duct panels, new sanitary ware and both areas received new vinyl flooring and decoration to complete the works.
Completed Photos – Public PRM and Gents W.C.
Completed Photos – External Areas – North Elevation Boundary Fencing
Capel C.S Ltd
638 Cranbrook Road
Essex IG6 1HJ
Telephone: 0208 518 5354
Fax: 0208 518 6454