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London Liverpool Street roof renewal

We’re renewing and refurbishing the roof at London Liverpool Street station. 

Panoramic view of Liverpool Street station roof

London Liverpool Street station consists of 17 platforms, all providing services across the Anglia route.  

We are renewing and refurbishing the grade 2 listed building’s roof which covers platforms 1-10. This work includes the replacement of the life expired roof coverings, a full refurbishment of the roof rainwater system, plus full redecoration of the heritage structure and replacement of damaged glazing roof panels.  

Why are we carrying out these renewals?  

At Network Rail, we are all about putting the passenger first, and this roof renewal ensures we keep to that promise. Some of the current roof panels covering platforms 1-10 are over 45 years old and through general wear and tear and age, require changing to continue to provide weather protection and natural light into the station.   

During times of intense rainfall, the station’s concourse and retail area suffers from leaks falling from the damaged glazing roof panels which means we must put out buckets to catch the rain fall.  

The roof replacement will mean we have a brighter and cleaner environment for our everyone who uses the station.  

When will works begin?  

We have completed all our surveys and are planning to begin the preparation work in December 2021. Some key milestones coming up to note are:  

Month/YearWorks being carried out
December 2021Over the Christmas period, we began putting in footings along platforms to support scaffolding towers  
31 March 2022 Existing bicycle racks on the service road will be closed and relocated to alternative locations (to be confirmed).
1 April 2022 The station service road will be closed to pedestrians to prepare for the enabling works to construct scaffolding towers.
May-December 2022  Scaffolding towers will gradually be installed along platforms and changes to the service road area will installed.  A scaffold gantry deck will be installed to span across the London end of platforms 1-10 
Winter 2022/23  A mobile, arched scaffold deck structure will be installed to allow safe access above the platforms to undertake the renewal and refurbishment of the roof panels and structure.  
Winter 2022-2024  Once the scaffold deck is complete, the roof renewal works will start in earnest.  Years of grime and dirt build up will be removed in tandem with painting of ‘the old shed’ roof structure plus replacement of the old roof panels 
Winter 2024  Staged removal of the protective scaffold deck and platform scaffold towers .

The roof renewal work is expected to take 3 years to complete but dates are subject to change. Once complete, passengers and staff at Liverpool Street station will be able to enjoy a brighter and safer station environment free from leaks during wet weather.   

Contact Us 

If you’re interested in finding out more about this project, please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.   

You can also follow us on Twitter @networkrailLST or @networkrailANG using the hashtag #LSTRoof 

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