- February 19, 2024
Cambridge Railway Depot – AW Rail Services Ltd 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 GA Stores successful works.
AW Rail Services delivers construction and maintenance projects throughout London, and the southeast. Our scope takes us across the UK and we are often sort after to assist with major rail projects through some of the biggest Rail construction providers.