Tynemouth Railway Station
Structural Heritage - 2013
Station Developments Ltd
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Constructed in 1882, the fine wrought and cast iron canopy of the old LNER station at Tynemouth was on English Heritage’s “at risk” register due to widespread corrosion. As part of the programme of repair, a thorough survey was carried out, highlighting the various and complex defects in the structure which included horizontal cracks at the tops of many of the cast iron columns. The causes were identified and the repairs of this Grade II listed structure was carried out, with meticulous attention to detail, restoring the canopy to its splendid original condition.
The judges found this to be an exemplary repair of the very fine wrought and cast iron canopy of this Grade II listed structure. Much of the structure was severely cracked and corroded with some parts near to collapse. The repairs were carried out with great care and sensitivity.