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Parkwest & Cherry Orchard Train Station
Client : Airscape Ltd.
Value : £8m (€9m)
Parkwest & Cherry Orchard Station & Plaza forms part of the Kildare Route Project (KRP). Located within Park West business park on the Dublin – Cork rail line, the project was developed as a joint venture between Harcourt Developments, Dublin City Council and Iarnród Éireann.
The project consisted of the construction of platforms, the main station building and concourse and a plaza. The concourse, measuring500sq.m is constructed in structural steel and spans both the existing Dublin – Cork rail line and the proposed future (KRP)line. The main stair cores which are constructed in reinforced concrete. The steel structure was assembled offline and installed during two track possessions using a 500 Tonne mobile crane. The concourse is located approximately 5m above the existing track levels. The concourse roof canopy features a spaceframe structure, providing the most visually striking feature of the station. The spaceframe roof was fully assembled offline and installed during a single track possession using a 500 Tonne mobile crane.
The concourse incorporates ticketing and retail facilities, automated ticket vending machines and ticket validation barriers.
The 2000sq.m plaza connects the concourse to the existing Parkwest Avenue overbridge, spanning the existing and future tracks. This structure is constructed of a combination if insitu reinforced concrete and precast concrete elements which support a reinforced concrete slab and structural screed. The plaza is finished in granite paving with recessed and above ground lighting. The plaza is designed for traffic loading although it is not envisaged that this will be a feature of its use.
Finally, two 200m long platforms located north and south of the existing Dublin – Cork rail line. These were constructed using a combination of strictly controlled daytime procedures and a number of track possessions. The platforms are finished with concrete paviors and are fitted with platform furniture, stop shelters and electronic public information displays.