Victoria Train Station – If you’ve ever caught a train into or out of London via Victoria Train Station you may have noticed a rather colourful wall by the ticket machines – hands up if you have?
Here’s how it came about:
AW Group were appointed during 2019/2020 to give the concourse at London Victoria Train Station a re-vamp by way of a bespoke, living moss ticket wall that not only provided a point of attraction but also a new lease of life for the passengers, staff and workers that pass through the bustling station day-to-day. Who knew what a colourful curved wall could do for the normal commuter in and out of London?
The involvement on this project for Victoria Train Station from a commercial perspective required a particular set of management skills, liaising with multiple contractors, operatives, and suppliers (including overseas) which required the organisation and planning to be nothing but precise from the AW Construction and AW Rail teams combined.
Works comprised of:
Off site fabrication of structural steelwork, formed the foundation of a new curved stud wall which would eventually house new living moss panels and bespoke designed timber cladding. Each member of steel was resin anchored to the floor at suitable intervals, leaving voids for timber joist uprights to be installed at staggered points, to allow 6mm plywood to be manipulated and form the desired curve. Working hours restrictions and logistics of getting materials on site were dealt with.
Once the first elements of carpentry were complete, it left way for the initial electrical connections to be installed which later would be wired up to off-site fabricated flat lettering, working to the clients preferred design that read ‘LONDON VICTORIA’.
Upon completion of first fix elements and decorations, then became the fun part of installing the living moss panels to the upper section of the newly installed curved wall, working to a particular design that resulted in a beautiful wave-like pattern, showing multiple colours and shapes when complete. To the lower section of the curved wall left space for bespoke, European timber cladding to be installed.
The final stages:
As the project progressed we were able to install more off-site fabricated steelwork, but this time 3D box lettering that read ‘TICKETS’ to the top of the new wall, this allowed passengers to know where the ticket machines are but also did not remove any of the aesthetic appeal given off from the new living moss wall.
So, there you have it – next time your passing through Victoria Train Station do have a look and let us know how it’s holding up – our team who oversaw this project for the group would appreciate it!
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