AN engineering company in Rhos has played a major role in the work to complete the Corwen station project.

Barnett Engineering has supplied and erected the fabricated steelwork for the on-platform waiting room which now presents an impressive structure as viewed from the town car park.

Designed by EWP Structural Engineers of Bangor, on the recommendation of Denbighshire Council, the steel beams were fabricated by Barnett Engineering Ltd of Rhos and delivered to site for assembly by their team.

With help from the project’s road rail vehicle, the beams where hoisted into position to form an oblong box within the area of the waiting room and having provision for services to toilets already plumbed in.

With the steelwork in-situ, the preparation of the surrounding area can be completed and a good start has been made by contractors Wrexham Paving on the laying of the tactile edging and paving blocks at the eastern end of the platform.

Project leader Richard Dixon-Gough said: “I would like to thank Barnett Engineering for their work to help us complete this project.

"They have done a great job in fabricating and erecting the steelwork for the waiting room building on the Corwen new build station platform.

“It is a little unfortunate that the results of their skills will be hidden within the structure of the building when the brickwork etc. has been completed, but at least we can enjoy the visual impact in the short term.

“Our association Barnett Engineering has been very successful, and this is the latest example of their skills and expertise as applied to the project; others include the new build water tank and the modifications required on the canopy columns, all of which are admired by the passing public and we have received many positives unsolicited comments about their presence on site.

“The steelwork is a further example of how the overall project is now coming together after many years of planning and hard work by a small band of volunteers on site.

“Once completed and passed fit for purpose the new build station and infrastructure will be opened to the public and will increase footfall within Corwen helping to boost the local economy.”