Sector Expertise - Rail
We improve the travelling experience for rail users across the UK helping to deliver major infrastructure improvements at some of the country’s busiest stations.
Our teams understand the importance of minimising disruption and keeping people moving while development works are being carried out – and by using innovative offsite construction methods we are able to do just that.
Our Engineering division has expertise in designing and delivering bespoke solutions to complex challenges, enabling the upgrade and replacement of mechanical, electrical and plumbing services for rail infrastructure.
By constructing completed modules at our specialist offsite facility, we are able to minimise disruption as the amount of space required on site is reduced. This approach also means that works can be coordinated with other service providers to minimise downtime and vitally, keep passengers moving.
As well as engineering solutions, our teams also deliver telecoms and security services.
Flagship projects include the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street and London Bridge stations and the Northern Line extension project.
Birmingham New Street
We played an integral part of the transformation of Birmingham New Street station, replacing the engine room that sits at the heart of the railway station’s operations and carries all the mechanical and electrical services to each of its platforms. The age and infrastructure of the station ruled out traditional on-site construction so our offsite manufacturing facility was used to develop the biggest offsite design and build solution in our history. Nicknamed ‘The Spine’, it spanned the width of the station, measuring 7m wide, 3m high and 126m long, weighing 300 tonnes.
London Bridge Station
The redevelopment of London Bridge Station has seen it nearly double its capacity and now sees all the platforms accessed from a single central point and the retail concourse becoming the largest in the country. The project also saw a major track upgrade and the widening of platforms. Our Engineering and Services divisions worked collaboratively on this project to deliver a range of works, which included the design and installation of temporary works to facilitate the overall construction, whilst also delivering the detailed design and installation of the permanent mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, together with telecoms and security services.
Old Oak Common
We were responsible for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services and completed the design, build and installation of the new modulised central boiler plantroom that sits at the heart of Transport for London’s new Elizabeth line Train Maintenance and Stabling Depot at Old Oak Common Lane. The new plantroom manufactured at our offsite manufacturing facility, forms an integral element of the Building Services system and comprises six pre-fabricated modules that contain the central boiler plant and pipework interfacing with the renewable energy systems.
Tottenham Court Road Station
We were contracted to modernise the existing operational station, which will be integrated to create the new, larger tube and Crossrail enabled station in place today. Undertaken in two phases, we had full design responsibility across all disciplines of this project, designing and installing all electrical, mechanical, fire detection, and suppression and communication systems. The second phase also required progressing mechanical, electrical and plumbing services in the new ticket hall.