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20.08.14

Balfour Beatty awarded £8m Euston station enhancements contract

Network Rail has awarded Balfour Beatty a contract to design and implement £8m of enhancements at Euston station.

During the work, BB will remove the kiosks at the front of the station and relocate them within the main building to create a consistent frontage, extending the piazza paving, removing the existing canopies and improving the external signage to aid passenger movement.

Additionally, a new mezzanine floor will be created above the station entrance to increase the overall retail floor area, which will be integrated into the existing first floor accommodation.

Network Rail hopes the works will significantly enhance the passenger experience to one of the UK’s busiest stations by improving the approach to the station and the retail offering inside it.

Ed Morgan, BB managing director for London Infrastructure, said: “BB is delighted to be carrying out these works to improve London Euston.

“Our recent experience delivering major improvements to Kings Cross, St Pancras International and Blackfriars stations demonstrate our capabilities in providing major improvements for rail users while minimising disruption. We will provide the same levels of excellence through our programme of work at Euston.”

BB is also currently delivering refurbishment works at Redhill Station and Queen’s Road Peckham, under the ‘Access for All’ programme, and is constructing a new 2km viaduct in Reading, part of Network Rail’s Reading station area redevelopment.

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Jb   22/08/2014 at 23:16

Perhaps we could please have some seats in the concourse for use while waiting for trains and announcements?

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