Balfour Beatty has been awarded the £16m enabling works contract by Network Rail for the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station.
The contract, which supports Network Rail’s expansion scheme to accommodate increasing passenger numbers, will involve the demolition of platform buildings and the construction of a new operations building.
Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty managing director for Scotland, said: “Following Balfour Beatty’s recent successful completion of the new Edinburgh Gateway railway station and our ongoing work for the Dundee railway station and hotel, we are proud to continue our work with Network Rail to make Glasgow Queen Street Station a world class facility.
“The redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station will generate additional community benefit through our commitment to local employment and apprenticeships and will further support the region’s economy, creating opportunities for SMEs. This is an exciting development in the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, and will allow for ever-growing passenger numbers passing through Scotland’s third busiest railway station.”
The Queen Street Station redevelopment is part of the £742m Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme to upgrade the vital rail infrastructure linking Scotland’s two main cities and is expected to accommodate increased passenger capacity through the station from 20 million to 28 million by 2030, and significantly reduce congestion.
Enabling works are due to commence this Spring, with completion expected in Spring 2018.