Marylebone Station Porte Cochere
Network Rail entrusted Frankham with the protection maintenance and enhancement of the imposing and ornate entrance structure at the front of Marylebone Station.
The Porte Cochere is a Grade 2 listed structure and a Network Rail ‘Golden’ asset, and as such required particular and intensive investigation works all undertaken by the Frankham rail focussed building surveying team.
To be sure of capturing sufficient and detailed information to inform a report and works specification, and to guide Network Rail in the proposed maintenance of the structure, an intensive series of inspections was undertaken.
To form a base line for all other surveys, a desktop review of historic and record information was undertaken to establish the core forms of construction and the materials used, and also to identify later modifications and structural alterations. This helped us prepare for the on-site inspections and informed our risk assessment for those surveys.
A series of non-intrusive surveys were undertaken to develop a general understanding of the condition and to prepare scale plan drawings to support our reports.
Access was gained to offices and hotel areas overlooking the Porte Cochere to make first level surveys of the roof surfaces and details not able to be viewed from street level.