Liverpool Central Low Level Station Inspection

Sectors:

  • Infrastructure
  • Rail
  • Structural Surveys

Client:

Lend Lease

Sanderson Watts Associates (SWA) was appointed to undertake a detailed survey of the existing civil and structural arrangements of platforms 1 & 2 at Liverpool Central Low-Level Station to facilitate a design for these capacity works.

A recent study at Liverpool Central Low-Level Station has highlighted the need for a capacity survey of existing Northern Line platforms to indicate if they are able to sustain the future passenger footfall demands at the station during peak times. A programme of works is to be undertaken to increase the capacity of these platforms for current and future passenger demands.

The project involves a feasibility study into the potential re-configuration of platforms 1 and 2 to increase the footfall capacity and improve the overall passenger flow in and around the Northern Line.

The main focus of the study considers potential de-cluttering of the platforms by removing many of the existing rooms and also the replacement of escalators located along the length of the platform.
The intention is for any new plant associated with these works to be contained within demise of the existing platform undercroft which may require extending as a result. In addition, there is also an aspiration to install a series of passenger screens on the platforms to improve passenger safety during peak times.

Services Provided

  • Determine and comment upon the general arrangements of the existing structures around platforms 1 & 2 including the platform, tunnel, platform canopy, escalators and associated machine rooms.
  • Determine and comment upon the likely structural stability and load transfer arrangements of these structures giving consideration to future structural substantiation and their potential reuse.
  • Identify, as accurately as possible by visual survey and non destructive testing methods the general structural condition and integrity of these structures giving consideration to future structural substantiation and their potential reuse.
  • Identify, as accurately as possible by visual survey the arrangement of the existing drainage systems and sewer network.