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Ilford station's new entrance steelwork complete

The steelwork for the new station entrance at Ilford on Cranbrook Road has been completed.

The steel framework makes up a new, modern and spacious building which will integrate into the local environment.

Network Rail’s contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick has been meticulously working for months since the site was cleared of the old building to get the site ready for the installation of the steelwork.

Almost 300 sections of steel have been delivered to the site and installed using a tower crane to life the large beams into position piece by piece.

With the steelwork now in place, the work on site will begin to focus on fitting the station roof and then the external cladding to complete the shell.  

Work will then move inside the station to begin the internal fit out, including all the necessary systems to operate a modern entrance for a busy station.

Despite a month-long shutdown of the site earlier this year, work has been progressing while following all Government guidance during the process. Such measures have brought their own challenges and the delivery programme has had to be revised with the station entrance now expected to be completed by May 2021.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia said: "I am really pleased that we have successfully completed the installation of the steel frame for the new station entrance which will allow us now to focus on the roof and external shell of what will be a modern, spacious station building."

‘Delivering this new station will not only be great for passengers using the future Elizabeth line services, it will also help to be a catalyst for Redbridge Council’s vision for Ilford.’

Howard Smith, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer for the Elizabeth line, said: “It’s great to see Ilford station's new entrance start to take shape. Once complete it will provide customers with a more spacious and airy ticket hall with new lifts helping deliver step-free access at the station for the first time.”

Ilford Steel frame

Images: Network Rail 

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