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C Spencer awarded £11m Glasgow station deal

Network Rail has awarded an £11 million contract to C Spencer to build Glasgow’s new Dalmarnock Station.

The contract includes constructing the station building; providing lift access; a new pedestrian footbridge; new platform surfaces and new wall cladding on each platform.

C Spencer had previously won an advance works contract to prepare the station for refurbishment and has now begun the next phase with work due to be completed by Autumn 2013.

Network Rail route managing director for Scotland David Simpson said: “C Spencer has a track-record of successful delivery on Network Rail projects and we look forward to working with the company to complete this new facility.

“We are confident that we can deliver the new station on-time and within budget and that it will provide visitors with a first-class welcome to the local area, during the Commonwealth Games and beyond.”

The station is being redeveloped in time for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, when it will be a key transport hub for those travelling to and from many of the events.

Network Rail is delivering the project on behalf of Transport Scotland and funding partners – SPT, Clyde Gateway, Glasgow City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

Minister for Housing and Transport, Keith Brown added: “We are delighted to be working with partners to improve transport infrastructure in Scotland’s largest city, and cutting edge transport facilities like the new Dalmarnock station will act as a catalyst for wider economic regeneration through new businesses, commercial developments, offices and housing, and play a central role in supporting sustainable economic growth.”

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