France’s Eiffage, through subsidiaries Antwerpse Bouwwerken and Valens, is leading a consortium awarded a contract to transform the Ghent-Sint-Pieters station in Ghent, Belgium.
Awarded by Belgian national rail operator NMBS/SNCB, the nearly €100m contract involves building a roof over the platforms to keep rain off passengers, as well as theÂ partial redevelopment of the ground floor and first underground level, and refurbishment of the tracks and platforms.
Eiffage’s share is worth €86m, the company said in a press release.
The roof will have solar panels, while integrated heat pumps add to the project’s sustainability credentials.
The station will remain operational throughout the works period, which Eiffage said will require a dynamic BIM model to finely coordinate logistics, including the removal of demolition and earthwork debris and the supply of materials.
The project was designed by NMBS/SNCB as part of the Ghent-Sint-Pieters multi-year plan, which is a collaboration between SNCB, Infrabel, De Lijn, the City of Ghent and the Flemish Region.
Image: SNCB’s render of the transformed station