Eaglescliffe Station Refurbishment

7 months
Northern Rail

Works at Eaglescliffe Station included the demolition of an existing platform building and construction of a new waiting shelter on a central platform area. We also extended the existing car park.

 Following demolition and removal of the redundant building, we began construction of a new waiting shelter. Based on concrete raft foundations, the structure was designed around a steel frame with rain-screen cladding, curtain walling and specialist roof coverings. Internally the structure was fitted out in accordance with the client’s specification. During the project an under-track crossing was installed to convey services and associated items to the new shelter in future.

 External works were also carried out, with the excavation and formation of a car park extension. The designated area was excavated to formation level and new stone and final tarmac surfacing applied. Associated items were installed, such as surface-water drainage and attenuation, kerbing, ductwork, street lighting, CCTV, perimeter fencing, bollards and white lining.

- Client:


In accordance with the CDM Regulations, our HSQE Manager developed a Construction Phase H&S Plan reflecting Pre-Construction information and site visits. This was held on site and formed a live working document ensuring we: 

 took account of site-specific requirements

  • designed traffic management plans and arranging 'just in time' deliveries
  • co-ordinated all Contractor activities
  • provided employee training
  • established Risk Registers & Method Statements
  • Manage site Security; the original building was a derelict hospital in a secluded location, therefore we recruited SIA-accredited Security Guards to conduct surveillance on a 24/7 day basis.

The following activities ensured strict adherence H&S:

  • All operatives were given H&S training, ranging from half-day/one-day courses, 2 day refresher courses and week-long SMSTS courses
  • Sub-contractors completed a Sub-contractor Questionnaire and provided copies of their H&S Policy and Risk Assessments
  • The Site Manager held an induction with operatives covering on-site responsibilities, risks and reminded them to act responsibly at all times
  • H&S documentation, Statutory Notices, CDM Plans, Risk Registers, Risk Assessments were held in the site office and a noticeboard erected displaying high risk activities to ensure employees acted accordingly
  • The Site Manager held Toolbox Talks covering relevant topics, trade handovers, best practice, changes in legislation and any incidents
  • Weekly Site Meetings were held to discuss the planned works and the risks involved
  • Barriers were erected with H&S signage to prevent the Public from entering the site
  • The following audits were carried out:
  • Daily and weekly reviews by the Site Manager
  • Regular audits by our H&S department, ensuring compliance with procedure and that documentation is up to date and accurate
  • Independent monthly audits by our external HSE Consultants, Hurst Setter
  • Final audit carried out by the Site Manager to ensure that equipment was removed safely and the area was clean and safe prior to leaving site

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