Achieving success with MEP services
Construction on the redevelopment project, estimated to cost £350m, began in 2008 and was meant to complete by 2011.
However, not long after the start, it became apparent that both the budget and the timescale were not achievable. Between August 2009 and December 2012, Project Leaders helped turn this around.
The design revolved around the construction of the new station, which was a brownfield site, to incorporate areas of the old station, with other areas being new construction. As such, the services design had to take these locations into account, which led to some solutions which were not ideal, such as the need to use vacuum drainage for the public toilets, or having to reduce the ceiling height in some of the public areas, due to existing abutments.