Platform Canopy at Troon Station
Back on track at historic TroonThe platform 1 station building was destroyed and the pyramid shaped canopy – created by Gray & Dick 25 years previous – was also damaged.
In May 1892, the Glasgow and South Western Railway company opened Troon Station to give the people of the South Ayrshire town a new and more convenient passenger station. With now historic buildings designed by the celebrated architect James Miller, Troon Station became a cornerstone of the town and over the ensuing 130 years contributed to its prosperity. Since 1923 Troon Station has served as the gateway to nine Open Championships held at the nearby Royal Troon Golf Club, with the tenth Royal Troon hosted tournament scheduled for July 2024.
In July 2021, Troon Station suffered extensive damage when it was engulfed by a devastating fire. The platform 1station building was destroyed and the pyramid shaped canopy – created by Gray & Dick 25 years previous – was also damaged. Gray & Dick has been appointed to the restoration team with work already underway to complete the project prior to the 2024 Open.
Topping it off
The design of the new station has been informed by Troon residents, retaining the former footprint and aesthetic, but be transformed into a modern fit-for-purpose space intended to enhance the passenger experience. Gray & Dick has been commissioned to reinstate the pyramid shaped canopy over platform one, with all the design and fabrication work taking place in our Glasgow-based workshop.
The new canopy design incorporates seven pyramid-shaped steel canopies which will be infilled with a polycarbonate sheets, representing a modern equivalent of the original design. Polycarbonate sheet material has been selected for installation within the steelwork frames of the canopies - this will help maintain the heritage look of traditional Georgian wire glass, as well its other intrinsic qualities:
Durability – polycarbonate is half the weight of glass yet is virtually unbreakable, its impact resistance is 250 times that of glass.
Safety – Georgian wire polycarbonate has high temperature stability with no loss of property from -40°C to130°C and a Class 1Y fire rating.
Design – clear Georgian wire polycarbonate has optical transparency with high light transmission.
At Gray & Dick, alongside our other services, we offer bespoke steelwork design and fabrication, serving the whole of Scotland and beyond. In fact, this is not the first time our workshop has serviced the rail industry. In 2021 we fabricated a bolted structural glazed system for the new retail units in the £8 million redevelopment of Aberdeen Railway Station.
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