Canopy work completed at Temple Meads station
Network Rail and Taziker Industrial have completed the initial refurbishment programme at Bristol Temple Meads station by repainting the entrance canopies with a new colour scheme.
Prior to the painting work, the project team had to strip back the old paint coatings from the wrought and cast-iron columns, trusses (roof beams), and brackets within the station.
Nearly 900 litres of paint have been used to spruce up the station canopies, with the new colour scheme bookending London Paddington station, whereby the colour of the forecourt canopies and main station roof at Bristol Temple Meads feature an off-white colour, with hints of mid-grey tones on the trusses and brown-red details. This is reversed at London Paddington station where the roof is a brown-red colour with small grey details on the trusses.
The next phase of the works will see the erection of thirty two 36m-long roof beams across the platforms inside the station’s main train shed. These will be used to support a large safety screen that will give engineers access to the roof to carry out the reglazing and painting, while protecting passengers and staff from the work being carried out overhead.
Neil Harrison, Managing Director Infrastructure, Taziker said: “The painting work at Bristol Temple Meads really gives the station a new improved look and, whilst the work has been challenging dealing with the weather and a live station environment, we are pleased with the final outcome, which our team can be really proud of.”