This refurbishment project was undertaken by Strzala Architects in order to improve the staff facilities at Edinburgh Waverley station. The station is a Grade A listed building therefore a listed building application was acquired prior to any works going ahead.
The conceptual approach involved the consolidation of operations facilities, changing rooms and training/briefing rooms onto the first floor, with the creation of much larger staff room space that is to be used by all employees including management. The Vast majority of office accommodation will therefore be grouped onto the 2nd floor to aid workplace cooperation.
The scope of works includes new layouts and the replacement of all sanitaryware, flooring, ceiling tiles and wall finishes to provide a fully enhanced facility for both staff and public use where appropriate.
A major element of the scheme was the comprehensive upgrading and refurbishment of the customer information offices. Located on the ground floor of the building, the existing customer facing facility was somewhat ‘tired’. Strzala Architects have created a contemporary response to current customer requirements, whilst respecting the heritage qualities of the existing space within which it sits. Strzala Architects were instrumental in gaining financial support from the Railway Heritage Trust for the sensitive proposed solution which incorporated the reinstatement and ‘re-awakening’ of significant heritage features.
EDINBURGH WAVERLEY STATION
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Client: East Coast Main Line
Contractor: Input Group
Project Lead: Aaron Francis