Leeds Railway Station To Receive New Roof!

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Leeds Railway Station To Receive New Roof!

Leeds Railway Station To Receive New Roof!

Scaffolders in Leeds look set to be very busy indeed over the next few weeks, as the city’s train station is about to be given a brand-new roof in the southern concourse, made from ethylene tetrafuoroethylene.

It will replace the old wooden roof that’s currently in existence, with the transparent lightweight design just the first in a line of new upgrades announced at the station, part of the Leeds Integrated Station Masterplan, a collaboration between the rail sector, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Council.

It’s thought the project will be completed in under a year, just in time to welcome the thousands of spectators expected to descend upon the metropolis for the UCI Road World Championships which are taking place in Yorkshire next year.

“Leeds Station is a main gateway into Yorkshire so it’s crucial people coming to visit the county are given a great first impression of the city of Leeds – now one of Europe’s most dynamic and vibrant cities.

“It was also important to the Board that passengers who use Leeds Station everyday have a station they can be proud of,” Sir Gary Verity, chair of the East Coast Main Line Railway Board and chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said.

This comes as Leeds City Council’s executive board endorses the details for transformational plans for the train station, agreeing in principal that the local authority enters into joint venture agreements with London and Continental Railways with a view to using their expertise on railway-led regeneration.

The vision for the station includes a world-class hub delivered through quality of urban design, connectivity and architecture, a distinctive gateway that sets out the unique characteristics of the city, a destination station that’s an attractive place to visit and a connected place that integrates national, regional and local transport seamlessly.

Leader of Leeds City Council Judith Blake explained that the station is in fact the key to the future economic growth of the north, vital to accessing the entire north of England, as well as Scotland. She went on to say that it’s the north’s busiest transport hub, with 31 million passengers, which is expected to more than double by 135 per cent over the next three decades.

“We therefore cannot afford to wait for the full HS2 project to be delivered before seriously upgrading Leeds Station. It must be brought right up to date, fully integrated with Northern Powerhouse Rail and future-proofed to cope not only with current passenger numbers but with the huge projected growth,” Ms Blake went on to say.

If you’ve got a similar project in mind and need the help of a professional scaffolding company in Leeds, get in touch with us here at Burflex today. We’re perfectly placed to help you get your project off the ground.

Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

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Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

TEST NEWS

2003

Burflex Scaffolding wins a major contract with one of the largest building projects in Hull. Workforce increases to 12 scaffolders and 2 office staff.