Robert West offers lead design consultation for many clients, utilising the skills of our in-house delivery teams and via long term relationships with strategic partners. These include designers, transport planners and engineers to provide technical consultancy in a broad range of construction and engineering fields.
Dependent on request and need, we will lead, co-ordinate, monitor and review the team’s work and the third party contractors.
Our understanding of risk and commercial viability combined with our directors’ involvement in project delivery mean that we always add value. From the outset we question obvious or existing solutions to identify smarter alternatives.
The project forms part of the Piccadilly Line Interim Control Upgrade (PICU) project, which is delivering a new signalling system ahead of major line-wide investment of the next 15 years. Our brief was to provide a full multi-discipline design service from concept through to detailed design and construction support.
Robert West undertook a feasibility study to support the business case for replacement of existing ferries together with refurbishing and upgrading supporting infrastructure at Woolwich Ferry Terminal. Our services included metocean data, dynamic mooring assessment, design of floating pontoons and anchoring piles as well as the definition of all nautical equipment (bollards and fenders) including an automated mooring device to expedite mooring operations. Particular attention was given to the underground foot tunnel, an early 20th century that required to be protected during and after the works. Part of the assistance also dealt with the remove of the existing berthing structures which required detailed surveys to identify UXO and similar river bed obstructions. The automated mooring device consists of a magnet type pad that secures the ship once it has berthed.
Robert West was the multi-disciplinary designer during the outline design phase, responsible for delivering building services, structural engineering, telecommunication, fire and architectural disciplines.
The scope of the project was to re-model the main concourse area in order to improve passenger flows and additionally provide temporary strengthening to existing platforms.