Kilmarnock Station Revisited

By | 16 February 2021

We recently revisited Kilmarnock station to take some photos of this shining example of our Multi-Link-Panel NF system glazed with 6mm thick solid polycarbonate.  Below is our project case study together with the new photos.

New Roof Glazing for Kilmarnock Station

Travel 170 miles south of Aberdeen and you arrive at Kilmarnock station, East Ayrshire. This station opened in 1846 and is a ‘Category B’ listed building, which has 4 platforms and 0.6 million passengers travelled through it last year.

Following the successful re-glaze at Aberdeen and Stirling stations, Network Rail approached Twinfix to carry out the refurbishment of the canopy glazing at Kilmarnock station. Platforms 1, 2 and 3 were covered by a partly glazed roof, where many of the glass panels were stained, in poor condition, detracting from the canopies and station environment.

Twinfix replaced a total of 1829 square meters of glazing panels with the Multi-Link-Panel NF system. The canopies were originally glazed with Georgian wired glass, but 6mm clear solid polycarbonate was specified for the new system, maximizing the amount of natural daylight in the station and drawing attention to the decorative features found on the column arches and truss ends. Twinfix also installed a total of 59 access hatches across the canopies.

The successful roof re-glazing has provided Aberdeen and Kilmarnock stations with non-fragile, virtually unbreakable and attractive roofs that have restored these stations to their former glory and Twinfix, Story Contracting and Covanburn Contracts can be extremely proud of the refurbished premises.