Newcastle Central Station is the region’s major commuter hub used by 5.3 million passengers each year. Paul Wilson of Tolent Construction was the Project Manager in charge of a £6 million revamp of this iconic station.
Mr Wilson explains: “In 2009, we delivered a complete overhaul of the Haymarket Station, operated by Nexus. The project was a success and Haymarket is now a flagship station for the whole network which is undergoing an 11 year long modernisation programme.
As Stonhard manufactured and installed the flooring at the Haymarket as well as the Sunderland stations, they were pre-approved flooring suppliers for the revamp of the Central Station.”
The work began in September 2015. Nexus’ key requirement was to minimise the disruption to their passengers. Mr Wilson adds: “Stonhard had only five allocated weekends when the station was closed and they could install the flooring at two platforms, ticket halls, internal and external staircases and upper and lower concourses.
All the preparation work had to be done in the week during the night shifts. The commitment of the Stonhard lads to get the job done was amazing! They did not stop!”
“I’m pleased to say that in the one and a half years we were on site, we never once failed to handover the station for use by the public. This is also thanks to Stonhard’s professionalism and preparation. I would not hesitate to recommend them,” concludes Mr Wilson.
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