Built in 1863, Chelsea Rail Bridge is a Grade II listed bridge and carries the West London Line over the River Thames. The main objective was to strengthen the bridge increasing the load capacity to over 25 tonnes with an increase in line speed to 50mph.
The works included:
- Repairing the elements on the bridge which were corroded.
- Replacing the missing rivets.
- Re-paint the entire structure with a protective coating system.
- Protecting the existing cables located in the six feet and under the cess walkways.
Working with our specialist in-house Building Information Modelling (BIM) business, Clearbox, we developed a BIM process specifically for this project.We tracked the number of bolts installed and where repairs were required, carrying these out to follow regulations. The model also showed where additional bolts were needed to meet the design.
We also applied BIM to create a defect surveying system. This streamlined the monitoring of defects and associated repairs, and recorded all the details of the works in one place.
In collaboration with our partners, we successfully repaired, strengthened and repainted an iconic bridge in the centre of London. As a result, Network Rail has a safer, stronger, more efficient and reliable bridge.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.