M&E engineering services for the £8m redevelopment of Aberdeen train station

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Forte Engineering, the UK railway’s trusted partner for electrical and mechanical, telecoms and design engineering expertise has been working with Morrison Construction to deliver key elements of this multi-phased refurbishment programme.  This project will enhance the facilities for customers and staff at the station, which has sat in the heart of Aberdeen city centre for more than 150 years.

The works to-date have taken place across a Grade A listed building which has required the team to work sensitively to adhere to historical and conservation needs. Also, the station is still live, therefore is still open to the public and staff are working in different points across the station meaning minimizing disruption to travellers has been of the utmost importance.

Work to-date has included

  • The external store on platform has been converted into a new office area and messing facilities for ScotRail staff.
  • New LNER messing and office facilities replacement of the old ticket office.
  • Replacement of luminaires, fire alarms and feature lighting of the North Corner building which is a Grade A listed building.
  • External lights have now been switched on.

Stephen Clement, Project Manager, Morrison Construction said, “We selected Forte Engineering because of their accreditations and experience of working in live railway stations which is crucial for a project of this kind. They understand how to deal with the relevant interfaces, they are flexible and adaptable, competitively priced and their experience and knowledge have proven to be invaluable on this project.” 

Mark McGlinchey, Project Manager, Forte Engineering said, “We are delighted to be working with Morrison Construction on this project. The nature of the work has inherent challenges, and our team has been working flexibly with the wider Morrison Construction and other subcontractor teams to ensure we deliver against the client’s requirements.  We are working hard to ensure the next phases are delivered as per the work package plans.” 

Once complete the full refurbishment will deliver:

  • Significant enhancements to the quality and variety of station retail facilities.
  • Improvements to the taxi rank area and enhanced cycle parking.
  • Relocation of the existing ticket office and first-class lounge to create additional high-value retail areas.
  • Improved visibility of the ticket office, creating an improved ticket retail environment and lounge.
  • Improved station entrance and connectivity with Union Square and the wider Aberdeen city centre.
  • Redevelopment of staff accommodation and additional operational staff areas to allow for future growth.
  • Works to enhance the listed station building in partnership with the Railway Heritage Trust.


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