TenneT's Bay Replacement program (BRP) tackles this in various, innovative ways. It is not only technically renewed. The buildings at some stations are also being tackled. Rijssen is the first station to be renovated.
Central Service Building
The Central Services Building, the building that houses all the technology, will also be renovated. And, like the rest of the station, according to a modular concept. Five units will be built in the Ahorn Bouwsystemen factory and delivered to the construction site completely furnished. The units are placed next to each other on the construction site. All that remains to be done is to ensure that the roofs and facades fit together neatly. It was previously built on site and took at least half a year. This is, for example, because the concrete has to harden and because the bricklaying takes a lot of time. The Central Service Building in Rijssen was installed in a few days.
It is important to start the preparations on time. Although the construction time (on site) of a prefabricated building is much shorter than for a traditional building, the total lead time - including preparation and fabrication - is not. In fact, production moves from the construction site to the factory.
STULZ was selected to supply the cooling for this first Central Service Building in Rijssen. Two TelAir units were selected for this project. TelAir units are designed for installation in telecommunications containers and technical areas. When installed indoors, noise is kept to a minimum and the units are also protected from the weather and vandalism. Thanks to Free Cooling, energy costs can be saved up to 83%. The second project that will be tackled is the GIS station in Alphen aan den Rijn.
Look and Feel
Although it is a technical building, attention has also been paid to the appearance of the building. TenneT has drawn up an image quality plan and Strukton has worked together with an architect to make a design that complies with this. In Rijssen, a sustainable wooden facade finish with vertical planks of different width and thickness was chosen. TenneT and the contractors involved will continue to consider further improvements in technical, constructive, sustainable and aesthetic applications in construction.