Work to renovate the roof at Bristol Temple Meads railway station is set to begin after work to erect scaffolding is completed.
Network Rail engineers and roofing contractors Taziker have spent the last three weeks erecting scaffolding at the station ready for the restoration to begin.
Fifty scaffolding towers and fifteen 36m roof beams over the platforms have been erected and will be used to support a safety screen to protect passengers and staff while the work is carried out on the restoration of the roof.
More scaffolding will be erected and then followed by the work to re-glaze the roof and repaint the roof and canopies.
The new laminated glass panels will help to create a brighter environment for passengers at Bristol Temple Meads.
The project is expected to be completed sometime during 2023.
Maxine Prydderch, Network Rail, project manager, said: “The teams have worked extremely hard to put up the scaffolding and it’s really encouraging to see the amazing progress that has already been made throughout the station.”
“The overall programme of work will make a huge difference to passengers travelling through Bristol as they will be greeted with a cleaner, brighter and refreshed station which will be at the beating heart of the city and enjoyed for generations to come.”
Neil Harrison, Taziker, infrastructure managing director, said: “The Bristol Temple Meads roof refurbishment is a long-term and complex project. The collaborative effort being made by the team to ensure the works are delivered safely and efficiently against such a challenging programme is a credit to everybody involved.”
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