Work continues on Motherwell station
We’re pleased to say that work has resumed on the £14.5m redevelopment of Motherwell station following the winter break.
Until the summer, construction will focus on platforms 2 and 3 where new staff and passenger waiting facilities are being built. Some early works activities will also commence at concourse level, including the strip out of vacant retail units and preparatory structural works in advance of the concourse refurbishment.
The frame works for the new drivers’ facilities were completed in December and we expect all the external brickwork and roofing to be finished by the end of February. This will allow internal fitting out and finishes to progress.
We’re really excited about how the work is progressing towards delivering a station that will fit well with plans by Scotland’s Railway to build the best rail network the country has ever had.
Further work on platforms 2 and 3, has seen new concrete foundations poured just before Christmas to prepare the area for the new waiting room that we’re building there.
Scaffolding has commenced being erected around the mezzanine level of the station, linking the concourse to platforms. This will allow access for the contractors to construct a new corridor through the heart of the station and external cladding to commence around the main building.
And, on top of all of this and, perhaps most noticeably, we have taken out all the vegetation that had to be removed next to platform 3 at Muir Street. This allows us to start planning the works for a new retaining wall, which is required to enable construction of a larger station concourse and enhanced retail space. This retaining wall will also facilitate the wider transport integration strategy with our partners North Lanarkshire Council, later in 2021/22.
We’ll keep you all updated with our progress over the next few months.