Boden Construction awarded new contract to refurbish GWR Penzance train crew room
23rd August 2019
A new refurbishment project for the train crew room at Great Western Railway (GWR) Penzance requires specialist skills due to its grade 2 listing and the need to work around existing stonework and features. It requires all works to be carried out to the GWR design guide specification and all works to meet Construction (Design & Management) (CDM) regulations.
Boden Group’s extensive range of in-house expertise was critical to winning the contract. The brief includes an asbestos R&D survey and associated actions, as well as a fire risk assessment with recommendations on the potential new layout and fire exits including changes to emergency lighting and fire alarm systems as required.
Other works included in the specification include a replacement kitchen, heating system install, new Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant male and female bathroom facilities and customer help desk, electrical testing and install of new ring mains and changes to existing layout of power and data supplies as well as new flooring throughout including safety flooring.
The contract is the latest in a number of high-profile projects to be secured by the Boden Group who are one of the fastest growing multi-trade building service companies in the South West. The group has established itself as a trusted partner working within the Ministry of Defence (MOD), health, education, local government and leisure sectors with three core divisions – Boden Facilities Management, Boden Fire & Security and Boden Construction and is the only company in the region to hold such an extensive range of supply, installation and maintenance services under one roof.
Commenting on the award, Boden Group Operations Director Keith Bright said “We are delighted to win this new contract and looking forward to working closely with the GWR Project team and the client architect to deliver a successful project for sign off by Network Rail”