Osborne Revitalises Historic Ticket Hall at Victoria Station
As part of ongoing station upgrade works, Osborne, working in collaboration with Community Clean, have revitalised the facades situated around the main ticket hall inside the historic London Victoria Station.
Osborne are working overnight to remove years of soot and grime from over 3300m2 (just under half the size of a standard football pitch) of facades, revealing a beautiful patchwork of yellow, cream and salmon colour bricks, which had lain hidden above cafes and toilets next to platform 2 for years.
The red brick façades within the concourse behind platforms 2 through 7 are also being revived to their former glory.
Network Rail Station Manager, Adrian Gogay said: “The work that Osborne is undertaking at Victoria is having a dramatic impact on the visual appearance of the station. The restoration of parts of the Portland stonework, the cleaning of brickwork and a fresh coat of paint will really enhance this historic transport hub for the millions of passengers who use it each year.”
John Andersen, Community Clean Project Development Manager said: “Community Clean is proud to be working in partnership with Osborne on this historic and iconic building. Our approved methods and professional workmanship is the essence in our delivery to ensure that the utmost respect is taken to the structure.”
Work is due to finish this autumn, when the final protective treatment will be applied and the arches and window frames scheduled to be painted by Osborne.
Osborne Project Manager, Paul Fennessy said: “I’m really pleased with our achievements. By working in collaboration with both Network Rail and the team at Community Clean we’ve once again proven that we’re on the right track.”