Cladding Works Begin on Welsh Station Scheme

23 June 2010 (Last Updated June 23rd, 2010 18:30)

EFTE cladding works have begun at Newport Railway Station in Wales, UK. The station, designed jointly by Atkins and Grimshaw architects, features two new concourses measuring a total of 925m². The ETFE-covered cladding will be filled with air to form the roof of the main

EFTE cladding works have begun at Newport Railway Station in Wales, UK.

The station, designed jointly by Atkins and Grimshaw architects, features two new concourses measuring a total of 925m².

The ETFE-covered cladding will be filled with air to form the roof of the main concourse buildings, which will feature 31 air-filled plastic cushions with aluminium-clad spirals.

Interior construction and refurbishment work on the existing canopies on the station platforms has also begun.

Newport station is a joint project by Network Rail and the Welsh Assembly Government, with support from Arriva Trains Wales and Newport City Council.

The station is expected to open in September this year, according to architectsjournal.co.uk.