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AmcoGiffen awarded contract for Troon station rebuild

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Network Rail has appointed AmcoGiffen as the main contractor for the rebuild of the fire-damaged Troon station.

The £5 million investment will see the Cumbernauld based company lead on the reinstatement of the platform one building in a way that is sympathetic to the historic character of the station and in keeping with the remaining building on platform two.

Following the fire which destroyed the station’s platform one building in July 2021, Network Rail has worked with partners, stakeholders, and the community to develop the design for the new building.

It’s another significant step forward into the construction phase with the appointment of the main contractor to lead the rebuild.

As well as being designed to modern standards, the new building will offer a ticket office and spacious waiting area.

It will also include a ‘changing places’ facility which will deliver improved amenity for people with disabilities and their carers using Troon station while travelling on Scotland’s Railway.

Network Rail is working towards completing the construction of the station building in time for The Open golf being held in Troon in July 2024.

Liam Sumpter, chief operating officer at Network Rail said: “We are delighted to have appointed AmcoGiffen as the main contractor on the redevelopment of Troon station.

“With the community and South Ayrshire Council fully on board with the designs for the station, the team is keen to get on site and get the work underway.

“Separately, we are already on site preparing for the reinstallation of the canopies which will be erected ahead of the programme. We’ll then move forward to the construction phase and focus on delivering the new station building for the community as soon as possible.”

Alan Kane, operations director for AmcoGiffen added: “We are delighted that Network Rail has appointed AmcoGiffen to reinstate the fire-damaged station building at Troon.

“We have previously demonstrated our expertise in stations through projects such as Edinburgh Waverley, Robroyston and Dunbar and we look forward to applying this to the work at Troon.

“Early discussions with the Network Rail project team have been really positive and we’re looking forward to getting started on site.”

Image credit: Network Rail

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