Coming down: contractors prepare to demolish buildings at Glasgow Queen Street in September 2017.
Courtesy Network Rail

CONTRACTOR BALFOUR Beatty has begun work to demolish buildings at the front of Glasgow Queen Street as part of the station’s redevelopment.

The £120 million project, due for completion in 2020, will provide a new frontage, concourses and entrances. New longer platforms will also serve eight-car Class 385 EMUs operating between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

BB is delivering a £60 million contract on behalf of Network Rail to demolish the Consort House and Millennium Hotel extension buildings at the station front and create the new facility.

The buildings were first encapsulated in a protective scaffold, with dismantling due to begin in October. Preparation of the structures for removal has been ongoing since the spring.

The work forms part of the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP), which features a range of projects including electrification of the main route between the two cities via Falkirk.