A scheme of works to repair and fully restore a rail station's 121-year-old canopy are set to be carried out.

It comes as Greater Anglia has appointed construction firm Capel C.S Ltd to support refurbishment works at Lowestoft railway station.

With Capel C.S awarded the contract "to lead refurbishment works for the main canopy at Lowestoft train station" it will see the 121-year-old canopy given "a new lease of life."

The revamp of the station's main canopy is set to enhance "both its structural integrity and aesthetic appeal."

Lowestoft Journal: Lowestoft rail station canopy. Picture: Connor Williams/Google ImagesLowestoft rail station canopy. Picture: Connor Williams/Google Images (Image: Connor Williams/Google Images)

Jon Shepherd, contracts manager at Capel C.S, said: "We are honoured to have been awarded another great project by Greater Anglia for a key station on their network.

"The Capel team is committed to delivering high-quality workmanship and completing the project to the highest standards, contributing to the station’s revitalisation and satisfaction of Greater Anglia and its passengers."

The company said that "a comprehensive scope of works" will be carried out "over the next few months" after identifying defects and necessary repairs to the existing canopy.

This will include the initial carpentry works - including the removal of existing materials and components - as well as implementation of efficient drainage solutions for effective water management, and brickwork repairs.

A Capel C.S spokesman added: "Carpentry works will be carried out to address structural requirements and ensure of the canopy’s stability and durability for today’s climate, as well as seeing the repair of fracturing and displaced brick units, restoring the canopy's architectural integrity.

"Capel will preserve elements of the canopy (of British Heritage Preservation) by the recovery and re-fixing of set aside Lowestoft station letters upon project completion, honouring the station's historical significance.

"The canopy will then see the incorporation of modern materials to enhance the canopy’s resilience and visual appeal."

The refurbishment works are expected to be completed by early June.

The Lowestoft Central project - the town's Community Rail project rejuvenating Lowestoft Station - said on X (formerly Twitter): "Greater Anglia  have appointed contractors to fully restore the rotten and leaky front entrance canopy at Lowestoft station.

"The canopy was installed in 1903 when the booking hall was extended and contains elements of the original 1855 entrance canopy."