Hendon Central Station: – Step Free Access

Project: Hendon Central Station – Step Free Access

Client: Tube Lines Limited

Works Value: £950,000

As part of the Step Free Access programme D&D Rail Ltd was awarded the contract to install a lift shaft at Hendon Central.

The position of the new lift shaft was to be positioned central within the island platform. Minimum clearance for passenger flows had to be maintained on both platforms so this in itself was a challenge due to the tight working constraints of the hoarding.

The existing platform canopy gazing was removed and the timber rafters altered to form a new aperture for the lift shaft.

The lift pit was excavated and all spoil bagged and removed from site, earth work support was maintained throughout the digging process. Cordex lining was laid and the reinforcement fabricated, shutters were formed and the shaft base walls were concreted. Ancon channels were built in during the concreting process for guide rail fixing positions etc. the machine room floor was constructed in the same fashion adjoining to the lift shaft walls. The steel sections of the lift shaft was fabricated and built off site for inspection. This was then dismantled and transported to site. The steel shaft was then erected into position. Once complete this was clad with 20mm supperlux and Tyvec wrapped.  

New 7N concrete block work walls were built to form the outer faces of the lift shaft. These walls were rendered and clad with new glazed brick slip tiles.

A Sarnifil roof system was installed lift shaft externally and new VE panels were installed internally to the upper link corridor.

New drainage was installed to take the rain water run off of the canopy along with new glazing to the canopy roofing

New glazed balustrade and stainless steel handrails were fabricated and fitted to the link corridor connection area.

New tarmacadam surface was laid to the platform around the work site area.

The existing canopy was redecorated to match existing colour schemes.


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