Tata Steel gives London Victoria redevelopment the platform to success
The redevelopment of London’s Victoria Station is set to arrive on time thanks to the expertise of Tata Steel in providing a roof over the heads of its busy commuters.
The £35m replacement of Grade II listed Victoria Station’s iconic arched roofs, in place since the station opened in 1860, was a major challenge for Tata Steel’s experts, who worked with Network Rail to keep the development on track and in line with the stringent criteria demanded by English Heritage for listed buildings.
With design engineers WSP working to the original drawings which date back to the mid-19th century, Tata Steel’s innovative products proved to be the modern solution and platform to success for the station’s roof.
Full speed ahead for London Victoria Station’s new £35m roof thanks to Tata Steel
The two main barrel-vaulted roofs and its new steel purlins were fitted with Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel, which offers unrivalled corrosive resistance, superior colour retention with over 40 different shades, and a unique Confidex® guarantee. The replacement roof featured the Trisobuild R46 profile.
Tata Steel keeps London Victoria Station redevelopment right on track
Colour-matching the shades of the original roof, Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Goosewing Grey and Straw most closely resembled the original Victorian paintwork, allowing the designers to not only modernise the appearance and improve its durability, but recreate the old tongue and groove boarding effect when viewed from below.
With Tata Steel in the driving seat, it’s now full speed ahead for one of the UK’s busiest transport hubs as it gears up for its 70 million annual train journeys.