Our team of civil and structural engineers have a wealth of experience working and designing on the UK railway. We understand the specific requirements and demands of the railway and always provide solutions that are practical, buildable and manage risk.
At the heart of our strength lies the belief that all great railway infrastructure solutions are established in close collaboration with both the client and the contractor. We work hard to develop strong working relationships that ensure all design decisions improve the project outcomes.
In our 40 years’ experience, we have overseen many challenging and demanding engineering projects in the railway, including Kings Cross Square, Charing Cross Platform Replacement and a number of control centres on the London Underground network
Through our Transport for London framework agreement, Robert West were appointed as lead designer, structural engineer and multi-discipline designers for the new Piccadilly Line Control Centre. The existing four-storey building required extensive redevelopment to provide a control centre, equipment rooms, an office and staff accommodation. A particular client requirement was to strengthen the building to make it blast resilient – Robert West were responsible for the complex design associated with this.
Oxford Road footbridge is located near Clacton-On-Sea station on the Colchester to Clacton line. It was constructed in circa 1920. The footbridge carries a footpath between Oxford Road and Clacton Leisure Centre, with a single span over four Network Rail tracks. There is Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) in place over each track supported by gantries. The bridge was in poor condition and was identified for deck replacement with a trestle modification scheme.
The proposed intervention work included replacing the main span and landings with a new steel plate girder structure and landings. The new main span and landings were adapted from Network Rail’s standard non-station footbridge details and suited to the longer clear span requirement of 28 metres approximately.
A coordinated design of the new eastern entrance and exit to Shadwell Station, located between Bank, Tower Gateway Stations and Limehouse Station. Access and egress from the station took place from the western end of the station, via the formal entrance on Watney Street. A staircase and lift provide access from street level to platform level above. The eastern new exit and entrance is located in Shadwell Place, a pedestrian way, off Sutton Street and was designated as an emergency exit. The brief specified items to be retained, removed and modified, including retention of the existing staircase and support structure.