Earlier in the summer, Capel C.S Ltd completed contracted works for Train-Operating-Company (TOC) & client Greater Anglia at heritage rail station Frinton-on-Sea, and Hatfield Peverel rail station.
On a mission to work with the TOC to modernise rail stations and upgrade facilities across our nation’s network, Capel were contracted to carry out a complete refurbishment to the entrance canopies, as part of a refurbishment scheme funded by Greater Anglia and the Railway Heritage Trust.
From the pre-construction surveys to the enabling
works, the construction contractors came on-board for the repair and restoration of the roof and canopy. This included the replacement of old guttering, downpipes and hoppers, finishing with a re-decoration of all external fascia, as well as adding structural support timbers and flat roof decking underside.
The support structures have been decorated in heritage colours with period-style dagger boards, in line with the station’s designation to be a ‘heritage station’, and give the Victorian structure a new lease of life. Capel C.S worked closely with both Greater Anglia and the Railway Heritage Trust to conserve its unique features, as well as
improve and protect the building, making it fit for purpose in the 21st Century.
Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, Simone Bailey said: “We are very conscious at Greater Anglia that we are responsible for the preservation of some stations on our network which have a long and proud history in their communities. It is always extremely satisfying to see these stations refurbished with their heritage features restored to their former glory.”
The refurbishment works at Hatfield Peverel also required a complete restoration of the canopies, including the stripping out of the existing roof coverings, cutting out and replacing damaged timbers,
removal of the gutters and replacing with GRP linings, proving all drainage outlets, as well as reroofing and decorating the canopies to a high-standard finish.
Capel C.S’ Contracts Manager, Jon Shepherd has now worked on several projects with Greater Anglia, “Working with GA is always a great experience. Carrying out construction works at heritage buildings can be challenging but also really rewarding. Especially when the end-result looks great. We are thankful to the team for bringing us on-board and thankful to Railway Heritage Trust too.”
Thank you to our clients and friends at Greater Anglia for trusting us with another refurbishment project on their network.
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