Capel CS Ltd completed the works at West Drayton Station for MTR Crossrail a part of the On Network Stations Improvement Programme (ONSIP), the works were carried out under the JCT Design & Build 2011 with NR10 Amendments form of contract, with the design taken from Grip 4 to Grip 5.
The works at West Drayton Station included for the refurbishment to the Booking Hall and the construction of a re-configured Ticket Office to enhance passenger experience. As part of the design development surveys were completed which included for Foundations, Topographical and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey, Civils Survey, Structural Survey, Damp Survey and a Roof survey.
The Booking Hall
Due to the requirement for the station to remain operational, during this project, the works were undertaken in phases, the works were undertaken during both day and night periods to achieve the 16-week contract period.
The works within the booking hall included stripping out of the existing wall, floor and ceiling finishes, the removal and termination of existing redundant services,to tidying up existing retained exposed cables and relocate these into the fabric of the building, a new ceiling was installed at high level with decorative cornice, the existing windows were re-glazed, refurbishment and decorated, polymer floor screed was laid with new floor tiling and Entrance Matting, frieze units were installed to two elevations to contain supplies, timber wainscot wall panelling was installed with full decoration to all surfaces to complete.
The Ticket Office
The works within the Ticket Office were carried out within a planned closure period, the works to re-configure the ticket office involved the complete strip out of all services, fixtures and fittings. Significant structural alterations were required with a temporary works design being developed and executed to achieve these alterations efficiently and safely.
Following the structural alterations, new internal walls were constructed to provide a staff toilet, mess facility and a secure Ticket Office, the works also benefited from new plastering, a new suspended ceiling, new floor finishes and wall tiling. A new kitchenette was installed with breakfast bar for the station staff. The electrical supplies were upgraded to facilitate the works, this included a new distribution board, lighting, small power and data and COMMs.
The Ticket Office
A new ticket window, counters, joinery and secondary security glazing were provided to form the new Ticket Office, the area 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. The area receive full decoration on completion.
Further enhancements were carried out externally, this included stone and brickwork repairs and cleaning to the front façade, the security grills were removed from the front elevation and the windows refurbishment and decorated. Remedial works were carried out to the existing foul drainage to accommodate the new staff toilet.
The works were completed within the contract period and within budget.