Osborne Starts £6.2m Strengthening Works at Portsmouth Harbour

Osborne has begun strengthening and repair work the underside of Portsmouth Harbour Station in Hampshire.  The station, which sits on a pier, supported above the tidal waters of Portsmouth Harbour by a 19-span viaduct, has four platforms and four tracks.

A comprehensive scaffolding structure is being installed over the water to provide safe access to the underside of the 250m long station, via a disused track.

The current value is £6.2m project will see strengthening and repair to the main supporting sections, along with surface preparation and re-painting. Upgrading these sections will ensure the future of the structure for years to come.

Work will be carried out 6 days a week 24 hours a day and is planned to minimise the disruption to customers.
Portsmouth Harbour Station, situated beside Gun Wharf Quays shopping centre, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, has regular services to London Victoria, Brighton and Cardiff Central.

Osborne Project Manager Martin Parsons said:  “This is a technically challenging project, not only are we working on scaffolding over tidal waters, the tide itself gives us a limited working window.  Collaborative working with both our customers and our supply chain partners is vital to ensure this project is carried out safely and without unnecessary disruption to the public.”