With both platforms measuring 75m each, the remit involved a full platform reconstruction to current Network Rail Company Standards.
This required the reconstruction of all platform components, including the copers, tactile paving, surface water drainage and bituminous surfacing. 50m of the existing platform was of substandard construction. At these areas, the new platform reconstruction consisted of dense concrete block riser walls on new, in-situ concrete foundations.
All platform riser walls received a full coat of cement bond render throughout to protect the underlying brickwork and improve the overall appearance of the finished product. The refurbishment of a single-span steel footbridge was also part of the contract.
The refurbishment works included surface preparation, the application of protective coatings and condition-led steel repairs to the superstructure. All works were carried out under Rules of the Route possessions of the operational railway.
The contract required that both platforms were returned to service and made fit for passengers, at the end of each shift.