New station entrance at Ilford takes shape

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VolkerFitzpatrick has finished installing the steel framework for the new station entrance building at Ilford, revealing how the modern and spacious building will integrate into the local environment.

Ilford Steel frame.

Constructed from 300 steel sections, lifted into place using a tower crane to lift the large beams into position, activity on site will begin to focus on installing the station roof and then the external cladding to complete the shell. Work will then move inside the station to begin the internal fit out, including all the necessary systems to operate a modern entrance for a busy station.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia said: “I am really pleased that we have successfully completed the installation of the steel frame for the new station entrance which will allow us now to focus on the roof and external shell of what will be a modern, spacious station building.”

‘Delivering this new station will not only be great for passengers using the future Elizabeth line services, it will also help to be a catalyst for Redbridge Council’s vision for Ilford.’

Howard Smith, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer for the Elizabeth line, said: “It’s great to see Ilford station’s new entrance start to take shape. Once complete it will provide customers with a more spacious and airy ticket hall with new lifts helping deliver step-free access at the station for the first time.”