Refurbishment and repair works for one of the UK’s most congested public areas
Providing a secure and structurally sound solution for the incredibly busy Moorgate Station is no mean feat – add under and overground rail networks set among one of the world’s busiest business and residential districts and the job becomes near impossible.
Segregating those travelling their daily commute from the dangers of construction becomes a paramount consideration. The unique relationship between Isoclad and one of our leading approved installers has ensured the project has been a resounding success.
Moorgate Station, London Underground
From Cannon Street to Moorgate
The London Underground (LU) and Transport for London (TfL) requested Isoclad’s fire and sound rated hoarding system during essential works at Cannon Street Station which led to the implementation of further hoarding to Moorgate station during demolition and refurbishment works.
One of the key benefits for the client is the speed in which Isoclad’s panel systems can be installed, together with its modular properties.
Isoclad systems are able to be erected, taken down and relocated within a matter of hours.
Fire rated hoarding panels
Relying heavily on Isoclad’s experience and expertise in hoarding construction, LU and TfL were provided with a solution that created a secure and structurally sound external enclosure with fire rated internal ceilings and doors using Isoclad’s fire rated panel, Firestop12.
The ceiling in this instance, due to the two-hour fire rating requirement, was supported on structural steelwork, designed and installed under Isoclad’s guidance.
The impressive aesthetic finish of the hoarding system was a combination of white dust-free steel Laminate and Saragossa coloured Leathergrain, both of which have a class zero spread of flame.
Next stop for Isoclad … further stations
In addition to projects completed at Cannon Street and Moorgate stations, we were delighted to be asked to manufacture and supply hoarding panels for two further stations set to be included on the new Elizabeth Line; Farringdon and Whitechapel.
The Elizabeth Line now stretches for more than 60 miles from Reading and Heathrow in the west, across to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
The new railway stops at 41 accessible stations, 10 newly built and 30 newly upgraded, and has served around 200million people each year since its opening in 2018.
Business as usual…
Thanks to Isoclad’s hoarding system, passengers were able to continue to use Moorgate station with minimal disruption and zero risk of fire and associated construction works danger.