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TfL Signal Box Restorations

Civil Engineering

October 2016 - May 2017



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As part of TfL’s Station Works and Improvements Programme (SWIP) they identified two Grade ll Listed buildings at Ruislip and Chorleywood stations constructed in the late 1800s that needed to be restored to their former glory.

Pod-Trak undertook the full restoration of both Grade II listed buildings at Ruislip and Chorleywood stations. The scope included:
Stripping down existing lead-based paint.

  • Replace timber members with pattern-matched timber.
  • Full restoration of Welsh slate and lead roofing.
  • Replacement of cast iron guttering & downpipes.
  • Re-painting in original colour schemes.
  • Refurbishment with reclaimed items where possible.
  • Design, fabricate and install timber stairs to match the original specification.

Works were carried out during midweek night-time possessions. As the site was adjacent to residential areas it required constant and careful monitoring of light and noise emissions. Lead testing, safe removal, health-monitoring of staff and responsible disposal of the waste were carried out under strict control measures. On completion both buildings were shortlisted for Historic England awards in late 2017.

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