Network Rail major works rebuilding the front of Brighton Station, Grade 2 Listed, March 2020.
Pembroke & Nash have been awarded another large project by the national operators of Brighton Station – Railtrack. This very large project has involved upheaval of Brighton Station by moving the Taxi Rank to the rear of the station and closing Trafalgar Street to enable the erection of a scaffolding bridge. Health and Safety is first and foremost on the project.
The existing wall of windows as we call it will be removed and rebuilt. Detailed drawings have been provided with structural engineer reports and extensive research into this structure. The new structure will built from Accoya a modified timber that impervious from Rot with a 50 year Guarantee. The production has taken a few weeks to improvise with 50% of the works in manufacturing and 50% of the works constructing on site. The glass will be laminated for strength and safety, baring in mind the foot traffic in the station running into the millions and also the under passage below the bridge underneath in Trafalgar street.
Considerations have been made for the window load and also the weathering. We have have gone with a Sikkens stain to match the original colour, baring in mind the structure is a dark brown and Accoya is green. Accoya can be made to match a varied amount of timbers using this technique and we have recently done on another large project at Brighton College.