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Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Network Rail worked together to create a modern station environment at Manchester Victoria, while retaining the building’s Grade II listed features.
The scheme comprised the replacement of the station roof, and the installation of a new mezzanine access deck to the adjacent Manchester Arena plus a gateline, concourse flooring and external doors.
In addition to the new-build aspects of the project, parts of the existing Victorian building were restored and refurbished. These include an ornate Victorian stained glass dome over the current bar area, which was renovated with minimal impact on the retail operation below. There are also three war memorials within the station, which were sympathetically restored.
Improvements and additions were also made to the Metrolink tram stop with reconfigured track and platform layouts enhancing customer access and experience.
The project team required strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, with more than 40 organisations involved in the project
The project involved the sensitive treatment of the River Irk, which was situated in a culvert under the site, 11 metres wide and eight metres high.
It was vital to ensure that the station was kept operational throughout the construction works.
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