Osborne Begin Work on Whitton Railway Station
Osborne has begun work to demolish and rebuild Whitton Railway Station in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
The two phase programme will first focus on enhancements to the station entrance which will be more prominent and welcoming, a larger booking hall and the introduction of a new retail unit, accessible toilet, ticket office and cycle racks.
Plans are in place to complete the first phase by the Rugby World Cup. The second phase will focus on making the station accessible to all with the installation of a lift and new footbridge.
The station will be rebuilt using structural insulated panels (SIPs), which will both simplify the construction work and provide a more energy-efficient building. The station building is currently closed, with temporary access provided to the platforms. The work will be carried out during daytime hours to avoid unnecessary night time disturbance.
Whitton Station has been in operation since the mid-19th century, facilitating around 1.3m passenger journeys in 2013/14, and there have been various repairs and improvements since then.
Osborne Project Manager Bruce Williams said: “This is another challenging project, because not only do we have to maintain customer access without disruption to rail services, but also we have to meet a strict deadline. In order to achieve this, we are working closely with our stakeholders to deliver a successful outcome.”