Caunton Rail Care Steelwork featured in the press

New Steel Construction recently ran a feature on the major works being carried out at Reading Railway Station. Caunton featured within this with the Reading Train Care Depot. For full information on the project see Caunton web site news 13/06/12. The article is shown below. The whole feature can be found on the New Steel Construction website.

''Part of the overall scheme, Caunton Engineering was awarded the steelwork package by Volker Fitzpatrick for its £36M Reading train care depot implementation works contract for Network Rail.
Reading’s existing train care depot will be demolished, as it is located in an area due to be redeveloped. The new facility will be capable of maintaining and servicing existing trains, as well as providing capacity for future rolling stock.
Caunton’s steel package also required the erection of seven ancillary structures, but by far the largest building of the contract is the train care depot which is a portal framed structure measuring 210m long x 37m wide, with a height of 11.2m.
A total of 820t of structural steelwork was erected for the depot and this included overhead crane runway beams, which span the entire length of the building, plus a thousand rail support stools, which carry rail tracks through the building.
Construction of the train depot facilities began last January and work is scheduled to be completed by August 2013.''
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