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    Box Hill & Westhumble Rail Station, Surrey, UK

    GRP Structural Stairs & Landings

    Project Overview

    Box Hill & Westhumble railway station is situated in the village of Westhumble in Surrey and is widely used by commuters to central London. In June 2021, engineers from BAM and Roberts & Sale began a project to conduct steelwork repairs and re-decking on the footbridge, followed by re-painting of the structure and jet washing.

    Futureproofing the footbridge and improving safety

    The work was required due to the age and degraded condition of the present footbridge and timber treads and landings to protect the safety of those using the bridge and the trains operating below. Through the use of GRP Dura Slab 65 stair treads, Dura Slab Type 50 landings and the Dura Profile Web Stiffener, contractor Roberts and Sale were able to transform the bridge to vastly prolong its lifespan versus timber.

    Single sections with in-built rise and fall

    Along with safety improvements due to the in-built anti-slip features of the Dura products, other advantages included the ability to manually handle the Dura Composites GRP, reducing the need for plant and reducing labour time.

    Designed for use on footbridges and staircases, our structural treads overcome all of the problems normally associated with the use of traditional materials such as wood. Whilst timber treads need regular refurbishment as they are prone to rotting which compromises the structure and provides potential “slip or trip” risks for pedestrians, our GRP treads are safe, easy to work with and low maintenance.

    Sub Contractor

    Roberts & Sale Construction

    Principal Contractor

    Bam Nuttall


    Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads


    Specialist Cutting
    3D Scanning & Surveys

    Design support from Dura means true versatility on site

    Manual handling of Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads proved to be a real help in keeping this Network Rail footbridge project on track. The single unit construction of Dura Slab Treads and Landing Panels speeds up install times, reducing costs and limiting disruption to end users of the rail pedestrian footbridges.

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