Lincolnshire firm completes fit out for Leeds station first class lounge


Lincolnshire-based commercial interiors, fit out and construction firm APSS has refurbished the LNER first class lounge at Leeds train station in just a week.

The lounge has been designed in-line with the branding of the new Azuma trains which launched in May. The works included a total fit out of the existing first-class lounge, designing and installing bespoke furniture.

Leeds train station is one of the first LNER-based train stations to be redesigned following its launch, with the rest following suit throughout the year.

APSS is one of a handful of fit out firms accredited by the Rail Safety Standards Board’s Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RSSB’s RISQS), with a four-star rating – meaning it is a reliable and credible supplier able to provide products and services to the Great British Rail industry.

John Bysouth, project manager at APSS said: “It’s an incredible achievement to have turned this project around in just one week – half of the time we would normally expect to turn a project around of this kind.

“The team has worked extremely hard to deliver this project to its high standard and we are over the moon with the results. It’s an exciting time for the British rail industry, with the rolling out of the new Azuma train service and we look forward to continuing our relationship with LNER and furthering our experience and skills within the transport sector.”

Philip Cooke, property project manager at LNER added: “It was a fantastic effort to complete the works within the programme timescales. This is even more evident taking in to account the different trades working within a relatively small space. The finish is absolutely fantastic and the feedback received from customers echoes this.”