Blackfriars station in London was originally proposed for its major infrastructure upgrade in 1991, during the final days of British Rail. Envisaged services through the station rising to 24 trains an hour, with platforms lengthening to accommodate twelve carriages instead of eight. Work finally started in 2009 with significant renovation ongoing up to 2012, in anticipation of the London Olympic Games.

CGL Systems were specified to design and supply a detailed Industrial Gutter System as part of the station’s major refurbishment. A project which required both technical and detailed project management expertise. The preferred contractor Prater Ltd managed the careful installation process on behalf of Balfour Beatty, both key clients of CGL

Client – Network Rail

Architect – Jacobs Architects

Main Contractor – Balfour Beatty

Installer – Prater

Specified Supplier – CGL Systems