Reading station

Reading Station



Market Sector: Rail

Client: Network Rail

Engineer: TATA (Corus)

Main Contractor: Costain Hochtief

Network Rail expanded the Reading Station facility to reduce congestion by re-configuring the track layout and adding five new platforms.

The main station ticket hall was built with a steel frame to allow customers to experience an up to date facility. This includes a new passenger footbridge structure comprised of escalators and lifts to provide step free access to all platforms.

Bourne worked in collaboration with a cladding company to produce 450 bespoke canopy modules. This reduced the number of crane lifts on site as well as the site programme time. The modular design also moved 45,000 man-hours off-site, providing health and safety benefits to onsite teams and reduced risk to travelling public on this complicated and busy working rail project.