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March 3 2011

Work commences at Paisley Gilmour Street
Work has commenced on the site of a Gordon Murray Architects designed replacement roof for the B listed Paisley Gilmour Street station.

The refurbishment has been prompted by extensive damage to the undercroft and external fabric of the building, product of years of water ingress.

This necessitated the need for insertion of a new £9m roof across platforms and tracks. Fully glazed it follows the historical form of the multi ridged 1880s original alongside a fully integrated access way toward the east and west extremities of the apron.

The practice, which carried out an award winning refurbishment of Glasgow Central station in its previous guise, conducted an exhaustive feasibility study into the glazed canopy – which should be completed by the end of the year.
Existing steelwork will be strengthened and the station repainted as part of the overhaul
Existing steelwork will be strengthened and the station repainted as part of the overhaul
Gilmour St has been ranked in the top 100 British stations by the Railway Heritage Trust
Gilmour St has been ranked in the top 100 British stations by the Railway Heritage Trust

6 Comments

untitled
#1 Posted by untitled on 3 Mar 2011 at 23:05 PM
wonders how much AD had with the use of 'rump' as the chosen adjective to describe GM's role in their former practice.......perhaps thats why GM has all the staff.

Nice project GM. Congrats, must be good to get it off the ground.
untitled two
#2 Posted by untitled two on 4 Mar 2011 at 07:27 AM
mmm...true, scragg end or parson's nose would have been better.
Alan Dunlop
#3 Posted by Alan Dunlop on 4 Mar 2011 at 09:17 AM
“Rump” has nothing to do with me and I’m glad that such an insensitive description has now been removed. I’m also content that my former office has picked up this project. It is good for the staff and particularly for me.

brian mcguire
#4 Posted by brian mcguire on 7 Mar 2011 at 23:12 PM
good new for paisley http://www.paisley.org.uk
Allen McLaughlin
#5 Posted by Allen McLaughlin on 7 Mar 2011 at 23:20 PM
Are they also going to clean up the water damaged/stained stonework on Old Sneddon Street and get rid of all of those manky old disused shop fronts too ?
Scott Manson
#6 Posted by Scott Manson on 8 Mar 2011 at 00:11 AM
Paisley2020.org contacted Network Rail last August about the state of the Old Sneddon Street side of the station, who chose not to reply. www.paisley2020.org/oldsneddon.htm

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