Wrightstyle appointed to sixth Elizabeth Line station

Wrightstyle, the advanced steel and aluminium glazing company, has been appointed to work on a sixth Crossrail station.

The contract at Paddington station will see the company fabricate bonded doors and blast-rated screens for Craft Interior.

Devizes-based Wrightstyle is also supplying a range of blast and fire-rated doors, screens and curtain walling to Bond Street, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel and Woolwich stations on what will become the Elizabeth Line.

The line is expected to fully open at the end of 2018 and will increase London’s rail capacity by 10% when it is fully operational.

The £14.8 billion Elizabeth Line will have 40 stations, including ten new stations, with up to 24 trains running each hour in both directions on its 100 kilometre route.

Wrightstyle has completed a number of recent prestigious transportation projects, both in the UK and internationally, including a major railway hub in Hong Kong, the Dubai metro and the iconic frontage of London’s King’s Cross station.

The company is an international leader in the supply of guaranteed systems to mitigate against fire or ballistic or bomb attack – and has live tested its systems against both car and lorry bomb attack.

Wrightstyle is also a major supplier to airports around the world, including several in the UK, with its systems providing a high level of protection against a range of threats.

“Crossrail is the largest construction project in Europe and our appointment to a sixth station underlines how designers are building in the highest-possible levels of safety,” said John Woodcock, contracts manager, Wrightstyle.

“We have worldwide experience in the sector, and our international testing regime provides absolute assurance on the strength and compatibility of both our glazed and framing components,” he said.