The Anglia region has a number of level crossings which still use legacy “Penguin” and Godwin Warren barrier machines.
These machines have not been manufactured for a long time and spares are no longer available. This presents a significant risk to Network Rail and the performance of their operations when faults occur of this equipment.
Kier won the contract to replace the legacy barrier machines and replace them with modern equivalent electro-hydraulic SPX barrier machines and booms. A total of eight pedestals needed to be replaced across four sites.
The automatic half barriers crossings consists of bi-directional controls (AHB-X) and are located between Whittlesea and March on the Ely North Junction to Peterborough line. Three Horse Shoes No.1, No.2 and No.3 are on the same road and Burnt House Drove is located on Burnt House Road.
Existing LED road traffic lights and audible warning devices were re-used where appropriate and halogen lamp road traffic lights were replaced with LED versions. New posts were also provided for all road traffic lights.
During the survey works, it was found that the PWAY (permenant way) at one of the locations was in a very poor condition and it required urgent rectification. Kier were instructed to undertake a full PWAY renewal with minor PWAY alignment works at a second location. The works had to be designed, installed and commissioned by Christmas 2018 which was a significant challenge in the time available.
Kier appointed Sonic Rail Services to undertake the PWAY renewal working alongside Kier’s inhouse civils and signalling designers.
Through close collaboration with Network Rail, design delivery timescales were shortened to enable the renewal to go ahead.
The PWAY and signalling team rose to the challenge and the project was successfully commissioned during a 61 hour period which fell over Christmas 2018.
The existing crossing decks for Three Horse Shoes No.1 and Three Horse Shoes No.2 were renewed with STRAIL style rubber crossing deck that covers the full crossing. New cill beams, tarmacking and road lining were also undertaken.
" This project would never have been commissioned if it wasn’t for the close co-operation of all parties across the board. The good working relationships, especially with the Network Rail engineers enable this project to be delivered safely and on time. "Contracts Manager Kier
The Luton DART project is a joint venture project between VolkerFitzpatrick and Kier (VFK). This new state-of-the-art guided mass passenger transit system will link the airport terminal building to Luton Airport Parkway station. Due to open in 2021 it will reduce journey time from the terminal to central London to under 30 minutes.
Constructing two railway tunnels that run for 6.4km between the Royal Oak portal and the new Farringdon Crossrail station in Central London. Huge scale building of station tunnel caverns at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon for the new Elizabeth line.
Supporting the power requirement for ongoing Brighton Main Line signalling renewal works. We installed a Westplex System in order to upgrade a key commuter line to increase the quantity of trains able to utilise the line.
A joint venture with Kier Major Projects for the University of Northampton. The project marked the first time Kier had committed to a large-scale Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame project and is the largest LGS project to date in the UK.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
Kier was selected to construct a new 1,300MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at West Burton, Nottinghamshire. The site is adjacent to the River Trent and the existing coal fired power station.
Transforming the former Manor and Kingsway Hospitals situated 1.5 miles west of Derby city centre, creating a diverse and thriving community of 700 homes with recreational facilities, retail space and a business park to create 450 jobs.
Creating a new visitor centre at this Site of Special Scientific Interest after the previous one was damaged by a tidal surge, ensuring its protection from flooding and its coastal position, incorporating sustainable features and refurbishing an 1800s coastguard building to be used as an exhibition space.
Creating a purpose-built facility for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perinatal Services. Providing support for adolescents, pregnant women, and women with a babies up to one year old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Working with Network Rail to keep the line between Ipswich and Lowestoft up and running. Replacing the line's Radio Electronic Token Block (RETB) system after the frequencies were allocated to the MOD, coming up with a workable solution with the client and ensuring this vital rural connection remained in service.
Delivering a 100% BIM3 compliant utilities design at one of London’s busiest interchanges, Bank Station. Serving 73 million passengers annually, situated between London Bridge and the Bank of England.
The new prison at Wellingborough will be an adult male Category C resettlement prison, designed to enhance rehabilitation. The project is embracing a Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and integrating digital tools to drive efficiencies in the design, construction and operation of the facility.
A modern primary school in Bestwood, Nottinghamshire, for an expanding local community that involved pupils throughout the build delivered through the Scape Minor Works Framework by Kier and Arc Partnership