Contractor will carry out enabling works

Balfour Beatty has won a £16m enabling works contract on Network Rail’s redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street Station.

The contract, which feeds into Network Rail’s expansion scheme to accommodate increasing passenger numbers, will involve the demolition of platform buildings and the construction of a new operations building.

The BDP-designed Queen Street Station project is part of Network Rail’s is part of the £742m Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme, to accommodate increased passenger capacity through the station from 20 million to 28 million by 2030, and significantly reduce congestion.

Balfour Beatty has recently worked on other major Scottish railway projects, including delivering Edinburgh Gateway station and ongoing work to construct Dundee station and hotel.

Enabling works are due to commence this Spring, with completion expected in Spring 2018.