Over the last week or so the contractors have been excavating the ground around the piles then assembling the complicated array of reinforcing steelwork. This may look like a tangle of steel rods but their layout is carefully calculated by the structural engineer to take the loads that will ultimately be placed upon the foundations. Schedules are drawn up showing the different size rods and the order of assembly. The steel rods are then laid out and wired together to form the shapes you can see in the pictures.



a quick recap, 2016




November, December – contractor moves in to undertake the piling works necessary to make a stable foundation on which to construct the new building



August, September, October – preparatory work by station volunteers to dismantle the corrugated hut and totally clear the site – including fetching out the spear-top fencing to be reused in the new design. pics and text at

16 August 2016, granting of planning permission