As part of this ‘Access for All’ project Crouch Waterfall in conjunction with RKG Architects and Osborne Rail undertook the detailed design and refurbishment of the ‘Brighton Yard Building’ and forecourt. The station building constructed in 1910 to serve the London, Brighton and South Coast Railways, originally as a parcel office and luggage hall had fallen into disrepair.
The construction comprises concrete ‘filler joist’ floors bearing onto wrought iron riveted girders which span on to load bearing brickwork. The renovation works included structural assessment and refurbishment of the existing floors, introduction of large glazed doors to replace the original solid wooden doors to the parcel office and provision of a new glazed canopy. External works included new access stairs and ramps, paving and cycle shelters.
The building now provides a step free access to the bridge at Clapham Junction Station which serves the seventeen platforms, all of which are accessible by lift. Facilities within the building itself include a new ticket hall, ticket machines, dispatch counter, passenger toilets and a retail outlet area. In 2011 the project received a ‘Commendation for Access’ from Wandsworth Borough Council in recognition of its contribution to design in the borough.