Network Rail Chairman Visits Frankham Project at Peckham Rye Station
Frankham Consultancy Group is currently designing a new bespoke steel staircase in the disused South wing of Peckham Rye station.
The staircase will allow independent access to the impressive Victorian waiting room which is currently accessed by the platform. The project has attracted attention locally and from the press, with the BBC visiting on a couple of occasions. Frankham has been working on the project with local Architect Benedict O’Looney, and the staircase project follows on from the successful refurbishment of the North wing which received a runners up award at the Railway Heritage Trust Awards. Frankham with Benedict O’Looney have secured listed building consent for the refurbishment of the external elevations and the replacement of the roof coverings.
Malcolm Wood Secretary of the Railway Heritage Trust has paid particular attention to the conservation works at Peckham Rye so much so, that he invited Sir Peter Hendry CBE chairman of Network Rail to inspect the projects. Sir Peter has a particular interest in railway & transport heritage and was impressed with what he saw at the station. Frankham were there to present the projects to Sir Peter.