Repairs are carried out at Berwick railway station

Essential repairs are being carried out on Berwick railway station as it nears its 100th birthday.

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 8:03 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:08 am
Repair works at Berwick railway station.

The Grade II-listed building is currently covered in scaffolding to enable the work to be done.

The works include the installation of a man safe system to the roof to improve health and safety of operatives in order to comply with current best practice.

Repairs to parapet die blocks and corroded cast-iron balustrades are also being carried out, along with general repairs to open joints and stonework, the pitched roof and chimney. The covering of the flat roof is also being replaced.

A report accompanying an application for planning permission states: ‘Stone repair works will not significantly alter the appearance of the property, therefore the impact on the conservation area is considered minimal.

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‘The man safe system will be concealed from view at ground level and is therefore also considered to have minimal impact upon the appearance of the conservation area.

‘It is considered that the amount of development is relatively insignificant.’

Passenger access to the station has been unaffected.

The station was constructed in a classical style between 1924 and 1927, replacing the original station which was built around 1847 and was positioned on top of the castle remains.