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Stannah at Nottingham Rail Hub

Working in partnership with Network Rail and main contractor, Taylor Woodrow, the Stannah Major Projects team has installed five lifts and improved vertical access in the cutting-edge Nottingham Rail Hub in the East Midlands.
This 4-year, £150m project will improve reliability, reduce delays, increase passenger capacity and safety, and optimise the rail experience for all users.

The five Stannah lifts have enhanced the movement of people and goods around the Edwardian, Grade II listed, city-centre station – an 18.5m project in itself.

The station refurbishment comprises:

- An upgraded concourse and a new ticket office;
- Existing porch (home to the taxi rank) converted for passenger use with new glazing, flooring and cafés;
- A new southern concourse to serve the new tram stop;
- The station exterior and the buildings along the platforms cleaned and refurbished, with glass panels added to the canopies to improve lighting.

The station upgrade is a key component in the overall project that also includes platform building, track re-laying, signal replacement, junction remodelling, changing track layouts, replacing level crossings with footbridges, renewing equipment, and moving control of signalling to a state-of-the-art centre in Derby.

Stannah Project Manager, Mark Jarratt, comments: “The Nottingham Rail Hub project went to plan, completing on time and budget, with three of the lifts installed in a 7-week programme, and two installed in 5-week programme, ranged over 9 months. Access about the station has been dramatically improved and will assist in the swift, safe, reliable movement of people and goods, an important factor in Network Rail’s creation of a multi-modal transport hub fit for the 21st century.”

Lift works comprised:

- Serving Platform 7 and the main concourse: Removing the existing passenger lift and replacing it with a 3000kg, 40-person, single-entry, 2-stop passenger lift.
- Serving the newly refurbished British Transport Police Block: A 630kg, 8-person, through-car, 4-stop passenger lift.
- Serving the new concourse, new street-level taxi rank, and the Nottingham Express Transit tram stop: A 1200kg, 16-person, through-car, 2-stop passenger lift within a half-glazed shaft.
- Serving the new retail area: Two 2000kg, 26-person, through-car, 2-stop goods/passenger lifts located back-of-house to move stock from the delivery facility to the shops and food outlets.

All the lifts are hydraulically driven, have separate motor rooms, and are finished to the Network Rail vandal-resistant/ Equality Act 2010 specification.

The lifts were designed and installed by Stannah’s Major Projects team in conjunction with Network Rail, main contractor, Taylor Woodrow, architect Pascall+Watson, and Nottingham City Council.

The Stannah Major Projects team exists to provide all aspects of a project at one single point of contact. Individuals within the team are skilled in project planning and management, estimating, technical operations, logistics, product design and engineering, field managers, installation engineers, health and safety and quality control that together drive the project.

All the Stannah lifting equipment at the new Nottingham Rail Hub is supplied with guarantees and will be maintained by the East Midlands branch of Stannah Lift Services, as part of the nationwide service and maintenance contract with Network Rail.

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