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AW Rail – Groundworks GA Stores

AW Rail – Groundworks GA Stores

Groundworks GA Stores  – AW Rail were awarded the groundworks & structural slab package for the new GA Stores at Cambridges’ busy Railway Depot. This depot is relatively new, very clean & well looked after so the pressure was on to keep it that way.

Works consisted of:

  • Reduce dig & removal of existing concrete foundations
  • Install new drainage
  • Install Steel reinforcement
  • Pour concrete to an easy float finish

Our site was situated down a narrow access road with trains & OLE either side of our works area, so plant & programme had to be carefully planned & managed. Due to the OLE we had to use a very small excavator but on day 1 we came across existing foundations that were over a meter thick. Trying to break this out with a small machine was taking an age but a larger machine wasn’t an option due to all the restriction. Within our dig area was the Red Box which powers the OLE so additional restrictions were enforced & a decision to move the slab 300mm to the west was decided. Despite all these restrictions & the extra works to break out the existing foundations, AW Rail managed to finish the works on time & with no damage to any part of the depot.

AW Rail are being granted further works within the depot on the back of the Groundworks GA Stores successful works.


AW Rail Services have been delivering rail projects for several years right across the Rail &  Construction sector.

Our extensive rail experience of over 120 years, combining decades of hands-on knowledge, providing building enhancements and maintenance solutions, improving infrastructure for passengers and operators, delivering major projects, and fulfilling long-term maintenance contracts really sets us apart.

Our services are varied from structural maintenance on tunnels, bridges, foot crossings, signal gantries, to station refurbishment, platform enhancements, civils works on and around the track, the mechanism management of lineside vegetation and further afield, painting of all types of structures and lastly but perhaps most importantly the provision of rail labour, not only supporting the projects we carry out for our projects but for the provision of labour to other clients.


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