Here at AW Rail our experience working on the arches, particularly those close to or underneath the rail network is extensive. Undertaking brickwork repairs and other specialist requirements across London and the South East puts us in an ideal position for the differing types of works required to bring back and maintain this extensive and unique collection of properties, some of which are in use but many others are awaiting modernisation, repair and refurbishment for future occupation.
When Bridgeway Consulting Ltd approached us to undertake inspection services, we jumped at the chance to showcase our skills and knowledge of working in and around rail arches to its full potential.
On site here at Hackney Downs in East London we undertook the careful removal and strip out of the existing cladding within this arch to expose the brickwork beneath so that a structural survey could be undertaken.
As with all our projects we like to take the opportunity to conduct team talks on the required method of works, appropriate tool use and any specialist requirements of the client, alongside this any safety talks, in this case a refresher course for our team who were working at height for most of the time.
Once the structural survey was complete, the reinstatement of the cladding had to be undertaken, as we had removed this carefully, numbering each section as it came down, the reinstatement was conducted quickly, safely and on programme schedule.
With this ongoing programme of works we are looking forward to working on more of London’s iconic arch network over the coming weeks.
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.