Iver Railway Train Station
Ahead of the introduction of the Elizabeth Line, Transport for London (TfL) sanctioned a programme of improvements across all 41 stations along the Elizabeth Line. The main constructional requirement specified that all stations needed to provide ‘step-free’ access from street to platform. A new station building was created at Iver, replacing the previous structure that dated back to the 1920s. The Iver Rail Station project works involved the design, supply and installation of SIPs panels to form a new ticket office using the Kingspan TEK® Building System.
Due to constrained and restricted access to the working areas, a challenge was presented at the forefront of the project for deliveries of material to site.
To overcome this obstacle, the Kingspan TEK® SIPs panels were safely hand lifted from the delivery vehicle to be fixed on the site. For this project a hybrid construction method of mechanically fixing Kingspan TEK® SIPs panels to a steel skeleton structure was specified by the structural engineer. Once the Kingspan TEK® SIPs panels had been erected, a breathable vapour membrane was applied to the external faces of the SIPs panels. Due to the sensitive nature of the construction zone, SIPTech Construction fully complied with TfL’s health and safety procedures.
This project demonstrates the full capabilities of SIPTech Construction and the benefits of modern methods of construction, to deliver a project within stringent deadlines whilst respecting and minimalising the impact on the surrounding live environment. Whether a project is within the private, educational or public realm, SIPTech Construction will provide the diligence and care that these projects command, to ensure a successful project delivery.
The main challenge presented during this project was the achieving the strict and tight deadlines issued by TfL to ensure that the station was ready for the grand unveiling of the Elizabeth Line. The Kingspan TEK® Building System provided the perfect solution due to its unrivalled speed of construction. The speed at which the SIPs panels can be fitted and erected benefitted this project and ensured that the station was fully operational and ready for the commuters in time for the deadline set out. In total the project was fully erected within 2 weeks.
As Val Shawcross, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport summarises, ‘I’m delighted that more stations are becoming step-free for the first time. The Elizabeth Line is going to transform travel across the capital and it’s only right that every station will have step-free access. It’s vital that our transport network is accessible to all and that’s why we’re investing more in making our stations step-free than ever before”
SIPTech Construction are proud of our contribution of utilising modern methods of construction for this public sector project and look forward to providing sustainable solutions the next challenge.
Iver Rail Station - Key Features
SIPTech Construction Works:
• Supply and installation of Kingspan TEK® SIPs Panels to form the new ticket office
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