Queen Street Station Entrance, Glasgow City Centre


Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering




March 2020 - June 2020

The Project

Upgrade of 2000m2 of existing footpaths, platform and carriageway around the main entrance of Glasgow Queen Street Station (Dundas Street, West George Street & George Square) in Glasgow city centre. The project involved:

  • Attending client and local stakeholder site meetings
  • Site surveys and marking out
  • Site measure for materials
  • Preparation of the surfacing schedule
  • Full depth surfacing of existing footpaths (base, binder & surface course).
  • Surfacing of existing platform area
  • Surfacing of existing carriageway
  • Installation of a raised table carriageway junction

Resurfacing of the Queen Street Station entrance at night to meet client deadlines

Key Quantities:

Road Surfacing
0 m2
Footpath Surfacing
0 m2
Platform Surfacing
0 m2

Challenges and Successes

The project specification required the use of a new surfacing product using ‘rolled in’ white chippings. To ensure this was installed correctly first time, we conducted trials in a small area of the project.

The project was located in a busy part of the operational station in Glasgow city centre. This required us to keep two of the three entrances open at all times and also to resurface the road over the weekend during low traffic periods.

Client Benefits

We successfully completed the works over the weekend to meet our deadline on Sunday evening – giving our client sufficient time to complete the white lining before the Monday morning rush hour traffic.

We have found DSD to be an extremely competent contractor and this has proved to be the case on the current project, Queen Street Station, Glasgow. They have undertaken the works in a conscientious, safe and professional manner and have received high praise from our Client.

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Craig stevenson

Senior Agent, Balfour Beatty

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