2 workmen walking besides a scaffold tower, erected next to a train line, with a train captured passing by
Network Rail

Hexham Train Station

Commercial Scaffold Erection & Scaffold Inspection services at Hexham Train Station, in partnership with Colt Construction, for Network Rail.


J Gunn Scaffolding were asked to provide Safe Access and Egress to various Network Rail Signal boxes within the UK. Due to weathering to the listed buildings, the work was to provide a scaffolding service that allowed for a full refurbishment of the Signal boxes to take place.

Working in partnership with RV Engineering, J Gunn Scaffolding undertook a site visit to a number of Network Rail Signal boxes to understand the full scope of work - starting with the Hexham and Wylam Signal boxes.

CAD Drawings of the Signal boxes were produced by RV Engineering. The task given to J Gunn Scaffolding was to safely erect complex scaffolding which required to be built around the building and spanned with 750- and 450-unit beams across the railway line, allowing the refurbishment to commence whilst the train lines remained in full use.

To enable the work to be completed safely, careful planning was required, resulting in a number of rail line closures and night shift working. An onsite supervisor lead the team safely, completing the work without any incidents or accidents.

The project was safely completed in 5 nights, ahead of schedule, and within budget. J Gunn Scaffolding provided a scaffolding inspector for the project. The scaffolding inspector sits outside of the team, and independently inspects the scaffolding, checking for defects.

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“ Significant, complex temporary works structure contracted to J Gunn Scaffolding, Providing high quality Design, Installation and Maintenance package. Executed to programme, within budget by trained, competent and professional staff. ”


Network Rail

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