Prater has delivered a scope of works as part of the upgrade of London Waterloo Station and was responsible for the infill connection between the main station and the international terminal. Work was completed in December 2018, in time for the opening of the station.
As part of an £800m investment to improve and increase the capacity of London Waterloo, the work represents the biggest package of improvements to the terminal since the 1930s and forms part of the wider London Railway Upgrade Plan that will include the rebuilding of the former Waterloo International Terminal.
Prater was involved during the early tendering stages by the project team to ensure the effective delivery of the project.
“The project involved several challenging design elements that meant working alongside a structural steelwork specialist would ensure we could meet the client requirements within the specified timescale,” said Nick Brautigam, Project Director at Prater. “One such challenge being to ensure the calculations of the movement and tolerance exerted on the façade system by the structural steelwork were correct.”
Prater started onsite in October 2018 and delivered a full envelope package which includes blast-enhanced glazing within a curtain wall and ventilated glass louvre façade, standing seam roof cladding, internal column casings and a BMU cleaning and maintenance unit.
“We are delighted to have delivered a complete envelope package on a project of this magnitude,” concluded Nick. “Following projects previously delivered at both Blackfriars Station and more recently London Bridge Station, our growing portfolio further demonstrates Prater’s desire and ability to deliver complex works within the rail and infrastructure sector.”