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Deptford Station Redevelopment

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VolkerFitzpatrick was appointed as the design and build contractor to build a new station at Deptford, adjacent to the existing facility, which remained in operation throughout the construction period.

Opened in 1836, Deptford Station is the oldest passenger railway station in London. Located in an important conservation area, redevelopment of the station forms the centrepiece of a plan to regenerate Deptford High Street and the town centre. Throughout the project VolkerFitzpatrick worked closely with the London Borough of Lewisham Conservation team, English Heritage and Railway Heritage, applying good heritage practice to restore the station to its original glory.

The works involved the erection of a new station building to the west of the existing station in the former station yard on the south side of the railway; where the historic carriage ramp meets a Grade II listed railway viaduct. The new station entrance was given a glass façade and the buildings were wrapped in mesh. Internally stair and lift access was provided for both platforms. The station platforms were resurfaced and new more extensive canopies erected, (including glazing of the listed bridge). A new ticket office and staff room facilities were constructed within the arches of the listed viaduct. New public address system, CCTV and CIS systems were also installed. Works also included new Banner Repeater Signal installation and bridge restoration.

Following the opening of the new station to the public in April 2012 the old station buildings were demolished. Project works were completed by November 2012.

Facts and figures

  • Client
    London Borough of Lewisham
  • Value
    £7.5m
  • Interfaces
    Network Rail - Asset Owner / South Eastern - Operator
  • Project categories
    Building
    Rail

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