Twickenham Station Work on-track for Christmas Milestone
The transformation of Twickenham Station is on-track to meet the next project milestone- the arrival of the Tower Crane over the Christmas period.
Osborne is the lead contractor on this project and Solum, a partnership between Network Rail and Kier Property, has confirmed that the first of two tower cranes to support the project are being delivered during the Christmas railway engineering work period.
The crane components will be delivered to site on Christmas Day. No disruption to London Road is anticipated and the construction activities will not have a significant noise impact.
Commenting on the announcement, Vicky Western, Development Manager at Solum commented:
“The work to create a new station for Twickenham has made good progress over the autumn and we will meet our next key project milestone. The project team will use the Christmas and Boxing day service shut down to take delivery of the first tower crane. This will enable the project to keep moving ahead whilst minimising impact on local residents and commuters.
“Solum would like to thank residents and commuters for their patience and understanding, as we work to deliver a new, modern and larger station for Twickenham.”
Solum’s Twickenham development will deliver a modern station on a new public plaza. The plaza will include new shops and create a modern gateway to Twickenham. The new station will feature lifts to the platforms, a significantly larger ticket office and additional cycle parking spaces. In addition to 115 much needed new homes, and a pedestrian walk way to Moormead is also being created.
The tower crane will be delivered to the station site on 25 and 26 December 2017. No rail services are operating on this part of the network on 25 December and 26 December 2017. The second tower crane will arrive in late January. Constructing the tower crane will require a mobile crane, which will have a minimal noise impact. Site guard fencing with a layer of echo barriers will be used where practicable to reduce disruption, and noise monitoring will be undertaken to manage the works.
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