Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract Value: £660,000
Contract Period: September 2010 – December 2010
The Haymarket Bus Station was constructed as part of the Marks & Spencer redevelopment in the early 1990’s. The Bus Station roof structure is formed using a structural steel frame with a glazed roof and glazed curtain walling to the front face with automatic doors giving access to the bus stances.
Since it’s initial construction the roof has been the subject to a number of glass failures. To protect the public from the possible explosive failure of the glass Newcastle City Council appointed Esh Build as Principal Contractor to replace the roof and to bring the appearance of the Bus Station comparable to that of the new Eldon Square Bus Station.
Working in a live Bus Station environment the scope of works comprised the following:
- Removal of the existing roof structure, access gantry and existing glazing and sub frame
- Removal of existing water supply and pipework
- Removal of purlins and steelwork no longer required above pedestrian walkway
- Installation of additional support steelwork below the existing gable feature
- Installation of new purlins above the pedestrian walkway
- Installation of a new Kalzip standing seam roof system and external soffit
- Install new roof lights, new edge facias, new signage and new external lighting
- Installation of new safety glass lower fixed panels to curtain walling
- Installation of a new section of curtain walling
- Installation of a ‘man safe’ system
- Installation of a new access ladder and hatch
The roofing works were carried out in four phases, where the bus stances associated with these phases were closed during the works. Safe bus and pedestrian access past the works was maintained through the Bus Station at all times. Access to existing retail units/offices was also maintained at all times. Works were undertaken over a seven day working week and included night-time working for specific phases of work.