Second phase improvements completed at Huddersfield station

Mar 2012
Second phase improvements completed at

Following the successful completion of the first phase of improvement works to give better access and facilities at Huddersfield's neo-classical, Grade I listed station, construction firm Strategic Team Group has just completed a further £620,000 worth of refurbishment works on behalf of First Transpennine Express.

The station, which stands in St George's Square in the centre of the market town and has been described as the most splendid station facade, second only to St Pancras station in London, underwent a 40 week transformation, with funds from the Department of Transport backed National Station Improvement Programme (NSIP).

Strategic Team Group carried out the refurbishment work to retail units, counter and booking hall areas, passenger waiting areas and toilet facilities, improving the travel experience for thousands of passengers. As principal contractor, with the responsibility for managing health and safety on site throughout the duration of the works, the firm's project delivery team ensured that all works were contained and segregated from all passengers and staff, with signage clearly indicating areas that were closed and those facilities that remained open.

Commenting on the project, Strategic Team Group's business development director, Charles Tweed said:

"Huddersfield is one of West Yorkshire's busiest rail stations, providing excellent links for passengers and businesses into the region, these improvement works have created a more modernised station and a noticeable difference to travel experiences.

"We are delighted to be contributing towards the vision of providing Britain with comfortable, safe, reliable, efficient and enjoyable rail travel, fit for the 21st century."

The firm has built a solid reputation in the rail sector, completing both major and minor works to hundreds of stations over the last few years across the country. As well as specialising in the improvement of rail stations, Strategic Team Group provides high quality construction services in social and affordable housing, education and commercial sectors.

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