Capel C.S awarded works to revamp Lowestoft Rail Station Canopy for Greater Anglia


London, 20th March, 2024- Capel C.S Ltd, a leading name in the construction industry, is honoured to announce the recent contract award by Greater Anglia for refurbishment works at Lowestoft Train Station in Suffolk. The construction contractors were brought on board by long-term client and UK-leading TOC (Train-Operating-Company) after working on several projects together over the last few years across the nation’s rail network.

A New Lease of Life

Capel C.S. have been contracted by Greater Anglia to lead refurbishment works for the main canopy at Lowestoft train station, the fourth-busiest station in Suffolk that sits a few minutes’ walk away from the sea. The project aims to enhance both the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of the canopy.

“We are honoured to have been awarded another great project by Greater Anglia for a key station on their network,” said Jon Shepherd, Contracts Manager, Capel C.S. “The Capel team is committed to delivering high-quality workmanship and completing the project to the highest standards, contributing to the station’s revitalisation and satisfaction of Greater Anglia and its passengers”.

From the initial carpentry works including the removal of existing materials and components, to the implementation of efficient drainage solutions for effective water management, and brickwork repairs,the construction contractors will undertake a comprehensive scope of works over the next few months after identifying defects and necessary repairs to the existing canopy.
Carpentry works will be carried out to address structural requirements and ensure of the canopy’s stability and durability for today’s climate, as well as see the repair of fracturing and displaced brick units, restoring the canopy’s architectural integrity.

Capel will also execute all roofing refurbishing works, replacing the existing felt roof covering and soffit boarding, installing boarding installation with EPDM roof membrane laying to ensure superior weather resistance and longevity. Substitution of the system’s downpipes with cast iron units will also be undertaken, alongside the installation of a roof access man-safe system to ensure that industry compliance and safety standards are being met.

British Heritage Preservation

Working closely with trusted contractors and the Greater Anglia project management team, Capel will preserve elements of the canopy of British heritage by the recovery and re-fixing of set aside Lowestoft station letters upon project completion, honouring the station’s historical significance.

The canopy will then see the incorporation of modern materials to enhance the canopy’s resilience and visual appeal, including GRP Dagger boards panels.
With the refurbishment works having recently commenced, the project is expected to be completed within early June. Capel C.S. brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the project, as they hold an array of station canopy completions under their portfolio for Greater Anglia.

Capel will finish all works in cohesion with Greater Anglia’s brand, preparing, priming, and applying finishing paintworks to all areas as required and give the canopy its new lease of life.
Thank you to our clients for trusting us this great project. We look forward to sharing our project completion soon.

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Established in 1993, Capel C.S Ltd is dedicated to delivering cost-effective, innovative, high-end construction solutions to clients within the commercial, residential, and public sectors. With a history of successful projects, anunrivalled reputation and a commitment to client satisfaction, Capel C.S continues to shape spaces and create environments that inspire.
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