Reading Station

Network Rail

  • Client: Costain-Hochtief
  • Value: £1.2 million
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

Lee Marley was responsible for both the public realm works and the construction of new and extended platforms at Reading Station. This allowed the expansion of what is already the largest rail station outside London and facilitated the arrival of Crossrail.

Our accreditation to the Rail Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme and our reputation for management and logistics was key to Costain-Hochtief awarding Lee Marley the contract where working along live rail lines and overnight possessions of track were a key element of keeping the rail hub functioning.
The public realm works featured sawtooth glazed brickwork of graduating colours along the 200m underpass as well as routed murals and signage within the European gauge brickwork on the station approaches that required high levels of precision during both planning and construction.