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Depot Case Studies

Selhurst Rail Depot, London

Phase 1 – The Cleaning Sheds
Project involved the stripping and re-sheeting of 10,000M2 asbestos cement sheds incorporating steelwork, glazing & rainwater systems.   A strategically challenging project involving complex methodology undertaken within the difficult confines of an operational rail depot.

Phase 2 – The Repair Sheds
12,000M2 refurbishment of occupied building to complement adjacent cleaning shed, including the installation of new sheets, fall arrest, rainwater and safelight systems, and involving specialist protection and access requirements.




Lover’s Walk Rail Depot, Brighton

Lovers walk depot, Brighton was refurbished using aluminium trapizoidal roofing and GRP translucent safelights.

Over 2,200 square metres of Hartington Conway’s translucent GRP SafeLight sheets have been used on Network Rail’s Brighton Depot.   Replacing the original patent glazing and clear spanning 3metres, all these SafeLight sheets were installed by roofing and cladding specialists, Gable (UK) Ltd, in a ‘north light’ detail. The high strength of SafeLight removed the need for intermediate purlins thereby speeding the installation, achieving cost-savings, and improving the aesthetic appearance of the roof.

Kier Rail was Network Rail’s Extended Arm design and build contractor for this major refurbishment project. Leased to train operating company, Connex, Brighton Depot is responsible for the servicing and maintenance of all trains running between the Sussex coast and London and along the coast way to Hastings and Portsmouth.

Manufactured to Rigidal 40/1000 profile, the SafeLight sheets are SAA Class 1 rating to conform with the Building Regulations relating to single skin roofs. Approximately 3mm thick (5.5kg/m2), SafeLight sheets are 40 percent stronger than any other ‘safe’ rooflight on the market.

‘Zero risk’ and guaranteed to fully support inadvertent foot traffic for 30 years, SafeLight differs from all other ‘safe’ rooflights because the outer face has Hartington Conway’s unique ‘Diamond’ surface finish – the best known protection against weathering, chemical attack, UV degradation and significant yellowing. SafeLight has over 70 percent light transmission, which is approximately 30 percent more than all other ‘safe’ rooflights.