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November 4 2014
Work to remodel a pair of entrance canopies to Glasgow’s St Enoch Subway station has begun today following completion of below ground refurbishment work. The curvaceous glass and steel portals have been designed by AHR Architects and are being built by Graham Construction on behalf of SPT, together with new escalators and lifts to platform and concourse level. Graham Construction regional director Gary Holmes said: “While a lot of work has already been completed below ground, the installation of the glass canopies will be the first evidence of the transformation of St Enoch Station above ground. A £5.3m upgrade of the transport link was commissioned as part of a wider upgrade of the subway network and includes an improved travel centre, expanded concourse and energy efficient lighting. “The new canopies will be a talking point for the people of Glasgow and will bring much more natural light into the station, increasing visibility for users.”
Work will be phased to minimise disruption to the 2m passengers a year who use the station, with the Argyle Street entrance completing ahead of its Howard Street twin which will be fully complete by summer 2015.