As a leading provider of door installation services for clients within the transport sector, the Rhino Site Systems team is used to working on complex projects in a variety of sensitive locations.
But one of the firm’s recent projects on two active London Underground stations presented specific challenges in terms of the available timeframe for installation.
Rhino Doors was commissioned in 2021 by Transport for London to design and manufacture a range of bespoke fire doors for use within Moorgate Station and Bank Station, with Rhino Site Systems fulfilling the installation element of these projects.
As two of the capital’s busiest underground stations, the team was required to install the 34 fire doors outside of normal hours to avoid commuter delays or the closure of the station entirely.
To accommodate this need, Rhino Site Systems’ engineers worked through the night, often between the hours of 1am and 4:30am, to install the fire doors without causing any disruptions to the London Underground schedule.
The firm’s work at Moorgate Station involves the installation of fire doors in the cross passages of the Northern Line platforms, part of the Northern Line Link connecting Liverpool Street Station and Moorgate Station with step-free access.
Its work at Bank is part of the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Project, which will see self-closing doors installed to provide a barrier against smoke and 60 minutes of integrity fire resistance from both sides.
Paul Andrews, Managing Director of Rhino Site Systems, said: “Working on two projects of this scale is a brilliant opportunity for the company and our team, and stands as a testament to the high-quality service we provide to clients.
“No matter the logistical challenges from location to location, our team possesses the skill and experience to deliver an efficient and well-organised installation service.”
To find out more about Rhino Site Systems and its services, please visit www.rhino-site.com
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