Spence have removed all of the exisiting roof covering bay by bay and replaced this with new corrugated roof sheets fixed over hand from the scissor lift to the platform. The new sheets were powder coated on both sides and fixed using a double washer.

Works also included the wire brush and preparation of the existing purlins – treating the area of corrosion and priming and painting the steel purlins with marine grade paint.

Project Value: £215k
Programme: 12 weeks
Form of Contract: NEC 3
Consultants: VEDA
Client: GTR
Key Trades: Roofing

‘The project would not have achieved this result without the significant contributions of James Begley, Site Manager, and his team, for their willingness to cooperate and communicate with depot personnel.’ 

Gregg Matthews, Area Infrastructure Manager for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)

The project required extensive interface with GTR staff in order to manage train movements and site activities. In order to overcome this logistical challenge, Spence used an innovative access system to run MEWPs between the track and the barrel roof section which was approximately 10m from the ground.

In order to protect the MEWP movements and works activity, the lines were ‘locked out’ by Spence at the end of each shift and returned to use after all works were finished and all MEWPs were in a position of safety.