Station and Depot Solutions
Station and depot enhancements and renewals must be designed and executed with passengers and operational staff at the heart of the solution. From a ticket office refurbishment to a wheel-wash facility to a new build station, the focus is on continued safe reliable operation of the railway and delivering value.
Our experience of working in live rail environments and operational stations allows us to design and deliver projects that provide a better result for rail passengers and customers. Our service led solutions comprise new build schemes for Access for All projects, station buildings, platform construction, upgrades and extensions, canopies, footbridges, at grade and multi-storey car parking, including all types of civil, structural, and M&E works. In addition to projects, we also operate dedicated Reactive and Planned Maintenance Services, with our teams on call 24/7, 365 days a year.
Creative thinking, innovative access solutions and efficient use of possessions allow us to develop station solutions that meet complex and demanding programme constraints, with reduced risk and cost; as demonstrated through our selection of case studies.
On the Wessex route we have designed and delivered a significant number of station enhancements under the National Station Improvement Programme (NSIP) including a new station at Dartford and Twickenham Station for developer Solum. Many of the have been listed buildings.
On every project design and delivery has fully considered the needs of passengers using the station, the train operator, retailers and the wider community.
Access for All (AfA)
Providing an unobstructed, step free access route from ‘drop off’ to train is a requirement for all rail infrastructure operators. Step-free access benefits people with reduced mobility and people with children or heavy luggage and shopping.
In designing and installing over 30 varied ‘Access for All’ (AfA) station upgrades for Network Rail, London Underground and Train Operating Companies we understand the critical elements for success. Well planned, designed and executed schemes will ensure safe and efficient operation of the railway is maintained at every stage of the works. Early collaboration and consultation with operators and maintainers drives fully informed decision making leading to the best whole life solutions.
Successfully delivering new facilities within a depot environment requires clear and concise communication with the Depot Manager and the facilities operators. Designs need to build a great relationship with the Depot Teams and Manager from the outset. By understanding the detailed operational needs of the depot team we are able to build our access strategy and methods around their specific needs. Always incorporating learning to bring new solutions for efficient design and planning.
From the restoration of heritage and listed buildings and structures and the modernisation of amenities through to brand new developments, our railway station construction and engineering expertise provides a seamless service for any scale of infrastructure project.
We have delivered many AfA and refurbishment schemes on heritage and listed bridges, station canopies and station buildings. Our collaborative approach and understanding of the heritage constraints mitigates risk and improves time and cost predictability. Early stakeholder engagement and expert knowledge and experience during design development are central to our successful approach and providing full compliance. Specialist craftsmen and supply partners support delivery at every stage.
Whether it’s protecting an adjacent structure, designing a new build to incorporate a listed structure or refurbishment we will work with you to deliver the best project outcomes.
M&E Building Services
Caring for your customers and stakeholders is at the forefront of our thinking when undertaking M&E and service projects in live rail environments. We recognise the need to gain a comprehensive understanding of existing services and controls to ensure we develop designs, programmes and phasing solutions that ensure the existing facility can operate unhindered by the construction works.
Through our specialist M&E design and installation teams we are able to work with you to identify service led solutions that provide long-term sustainability and maintenance benefits. Our M&E and building services experience include renewal, relocation, refurbishment and upgrading to lighting, power, CIS, PA/VA, fire alarms, CCTV, Help Points, and telecoms at stations and depots.