Returning to the workplace post Covid-19: Capel C.S Ltd wins award for contract delivered to refurbish Greater Anglia’s Norwich Station Offices ahead of employees return

Capel C.S Ltd is pleased to announce that the office refurbishment project for UK-leading Train.Operating Company (TOC), Greater Anglia is now complete and ready to welcome their staff back in later this month.

Earlier in the year, the construction contractors were awarded the contract for works to refurbish
GA’s staff offices at the historic Norwich Train Station building on the 1st floor. Capel C.S. have vast experience in working with UK-leading TOCs and this was their first time invited to do works for Greater Anglia.

The office facilities at Norwich represent the northern point of the client’s network offices and are home to a large number of staff, including the Customer Service and Operations teams.

Bringing Comfort & Productivity Together

After more than 18 months of employees working remotely, the client’s intention is for its employees to return to the newly revamped offices, contributing to a smooth transition back into the workplace.

The open-plan spaces were designed to be conducive of a feel of openness and collaboration for its occupants, as well as provide a comfortable and modern feel to its breakout and reception areas in the historic Grade II building. Paul Coomber, Managing Director of Capel C.S. says, “It is important in any office environment that employees have workspaces supportive of maintaining their health and well-being, and that is what we wanted to help deliver at Norwich”.

Together On Every Touch-Point

In order to ensure all necessary functions and facilities for the day-to-day running of the operations were satisfied, the construction contractors carried out consultations with all departments that were to occupy the new offices. New meeting rooms, new bathrooms alongside changing facilities, new
breakout areas and individual offices were built.

And in spite of strict Covid-19 working rules demanded earlier in the year, Capel’s project team very quickly established a great working relationship with all parties on the project, from the design team through to the site managers and operatives carrying out the works. This allowed close working and effective communication through all project stages in order to stay on-time for the expected return date of the employees.

Preserving Grade II Heritage

As a historic Grade II building, Capel’s team worked diligently with the conservation planner to preserve important heritage features of the building such as ornate cornices, which were preserved even when the walls beneath them were removed. And like any project involving the refurbishment of old buildings, a few surprises of the structure along the way challenged the project team who were able to quickly find and implement solutions alongside the GA team. “Working with Capel C.S has been an extremely positive experience. From the very start of the project, they have displayed professionalism and strong collaborative management. Working closely with the GA project team, they helped to negate many issues that such a complex project invariably highlights to deliver a safe and comfortable staff accommodation.” – Kieran Gallagher, Project Manager at Greater Anglia

Having completed works early in the month, Capel C.S. Ltd were given an award by Greater Anglia for their “Exemplary Delivery” of work and look forward to maintaining a relationship and delivering more first-class projects together in the future.

Another First-Class Contract Delivered for MTR Elizabeth line: The Taplow Station Refurbishment is Complete

Capel C.S Ltd is pleased to announce that works for Taplow’s Rail Station for MTR Elizabeth line are
now complete. Having successfully delivered previous contracts for the Langley and West Drayton
stations for MTR in the last couple of years, the construction contractors were awarded their third
major contract for the Elizabeth line on behalf of TfL for the refurbishment and remodeling of
Taplow earlier this year.

Another Milestone Reached

Taplow in Buckinghamshire sits on the Western section of the Elizabeth line, where up to 4 Elizabeth
line trains will run in each direction every hour for passengers to go into central London without
having to change trains once the full route opens.

The station underwent a complete refurbishment both internally and externally. Capel were
contracted for the refurbishment and remodelling of the Ticket Office, Booking Hall and Station
Entrance, a new Southern Entrance, staff facility room, revamped public toilets, a brand new MTR
store room and the provision for a Tenancy unit, with an electrical upgrade throughout.

“Capel C.S have been a great supplier and team to work alongside with during this project. Works
were completed on-time and delivered at the highest of quality.”
Loui Harris, Project Manager at
MTR Elizabeth line.

The refurbishment works also included external station and platform works, with the addition of a
brand-new southern entrance with step-free access. To ensure the station was fully accessible to the
public and operational during the refurb, enabling works provisioned a temporary Ticket Office, a
staff room and temporary public toilets.

Jon Shepherd, Chartered Contracts Manager who worked on the project says, “A great and very
rewarding project for us all involved at Capel C.S. We hope the passengers using the station along
with MTR Elizabeth line’s staff will enjoy the new facilities for years to come. It looks absolutely

Enhancing Every-Day Life & Security

To further improve passengers’ experience, the interior was designed to give a clutter free and
unified look throughout, with a larger Booking Hall for passengers during peak times. This included
works on the existing station entrance and building the additional entrance, whilst incorporating

air conditioning in the ticket office area and a new MVHR system to provide good ventilation to the
space. And to maximise safety and security to the public, the Booking Hall received new roller
shutters and a brand-new CCTV system throughout, with a brand-new LED Lighting system within
the new suspended ceiling system.

Capel C.S Ltd were pleased to be working on another project for MTR Elizabeth line, enabling their
contribution to the UK’s rail infrastructure to expand and grow rail capacity across the nation.

Once fully open, the Elizabeth line will link 41 stations across 62 miles of track, increasing central
London’s rail capacity by 10%.

Photos Copyright: MTR Elizabeth line, Crossrail, Capel C.S Ltd

Capel C.S supports Ward & Burke Construction in providing elevated workspaces focusing on aesthetics and functionality for their employees


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London, 6th September, 2023- Capel C.S Ltd, a leading name in the construction industry, is pleased
to announce the successful completion of a transformative multi-storey building fit-out project for esteemed civil and MEICA engineering contractor, Ward & Burke Construction Limited. The project, based in Marylebone, Central London, encompassed a comprehensive renovation of three upper floors and an innovative overnight accommodation fit out in the basement, showcasing Capel’s commitment to delivering exceptional and functional spaces.


Elevating Workspace Aesthetics and Functionality
The heart of the project saw the meticulous office fit out to the three upper floors, which now provide a harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetics for the client’s employees. The second floor received an impressive upgrade, including the installation of a functional and modern kitchenette, as well as brand new toilet facilities. The building originates from the 1800s and is within ideal walking distance to multi-operational underground rail station, Marylebone.

Capel C.S Ltd have been transforming office spaces for companies of all sectors in the UK since 1993. The construction contractors pride themselves in taking a collaborative approach to their projects, managing sub-contracts and requirements as such, with the aim to exceed client expectations. The remaining space on the second floor was thoughtfully transformed into open-plan offices and a cozy breakout area, fostering collaboration and creativity among the team in their daily use.


Moving to the first floor, Capel crafted three private offices tailored for the architectural firm’s directors, underscoring the importance of individual workspaces and ensuring they meet the specific

needs of the client. On this floor, a welcoming
main reception desk area can be found, used
to facilitate a warm and inviting atmosphere
to the office.
“Capel C.S have carried out all works with great dedication, communication, and high professionalism. From start-to-finish, we have felt supported and extremely satisfied with their commitment to customer service. The building looks better than ever expected and they provided a truly seamless


experience throughout,” says Liam Eagle, engineer, Ward & Burke Construction Limited


The ground floor underwent a significant metamorphosis too, boasting a well-equipped boardroom for strategic discussions, a spacious main kitchen and canteen area, state-of-the-art toilet and shower facilities, and a dedicated bike store promoting sustainable commuting options for all employees.

Ward & Burke Construction Limited, specialises in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure with all associated
civil, mechanical, electrical, process, and environmental activities within Ireland and the UK.

Exceptional Overnight Accommodation and Additional Enhancement
As part of the contract award, Capel C.S were to venture into the basement with the creation of a self-contained flat designed for overnight stays. Perfect for accommodating company staff from
Ireland, where the client mainly operates from, this space offers a cozy bedroom, fully-appointed toilet and shower area, a compact kitchenette, and a comfortable living room, ensuring a comfortable
and convenient stay.

In addition to all interior enhancements, Capel undertook the responsibility of replacing all the sash windows throughout the building, breathing new life into the front façade as well as fitting
all interiors out. Working alongside a trusted electrical contractor, the mechanical and electrical aspects of the project saw the installation of cutting-edge air conditioning systems, modern
electrical and lighting fixtures, and expert plumbing for the toilet and kitchen areas.

A Timely and Seamless Completion
Having commenced works in late March, Capel C.S Ltd diligently carried out the project with
precision and dedication. The upper floors were successfully completed by the end of July, and the
building is now proudly occupied by the Irish architecture firm client, that not only serves as the end
user but also owns the building premises. As testament to their commitment to excellence, Capel C.S
completed all project works on-time and on-budget.

Thank you to our clients for trusting us on a great project. For more information and photos on the
project, please visit our News page.

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New facilities for the New Year: Capel refurbishes London Liverpool Street Rail Station Staff Toilets with Greater Anglia

Capel C.S Ltd are pleased to announce the completion of their facility refurbishments works at London Liverpool Street Rail Station with client Greater Anglia. The project commenced late 2022 and was completed as per schedule in less than 4 weeks.

New Facilities in time for the New Year

Having worked on a series of stations across the UK over the last few years with Greater Anglia, the RISQS-accredited construction contractors were awarded another project for refurbishment works at the existing employee toilet facilities at London Liverpool Street Rail Station.  

The works by Capel C.S ranged from replacing the existing entrance doors and ironmongery to removing all power points, lighting, wiring and containment, as well as all sanitary ware, floor tiles, wall panels and electrical features.

Toilet Facilities at Liverpool St Station

“We were delighted to work at London Liverpool Street’s facilities, to complete their
upgrade just in time for the new year, in partnership with the Greater Anglia team.
Providing modern facilities provides a
better working environment for Greater
Anglia staff, who play a crucial role in
looking after commuters, working to
encourage greater use of public transport,
and helping to make the UK’s rail network
one of the best in the world.”
Jon Shepherd,
Contracts Manager at Capel C.S Ltd.

All works were completed in 25 days. The new facilities now feature brand-new cubicles, sanitary ware, ceramic tiled floor including skirting and rear wall panelling.

Capel were also contracted to install new electrical features including touch-free sensors for increased hygiene, a multi-cultural toilet, modern necessities, and suspended ceilings with LED light fittings.

Capel C.S focus on delivering 1st class construction solutions and have worked with Greater Anglia and a range of other Train Operating Companies (TOCs) over the last few years, across the UK’s rail infrastructure to modernise stations and re-vamp public and staff facilities.

Thank you to our clients and friends at Greater Anglia for trusting us on another project. For more information and photos on the project, please visit our News page.

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