Global Rail Construction Ltd is a Principal Contractor and a leading UK provider of design and build services to clients in the rail and transportation sector.
We are pleased to announce the award of a Railway Civil Engineering Works Contract at Kidsgrove Station, Staffordshire, on behalf of Galliford Try. Global Rail Construction Limited (GRCL) will manage, install, test and commission the full scope of their civil engineering works package.
The Access for All (AfA) project was awarded funding under the DFT “Access for All programme” and is managed by Network Rail, with the aim of improving accessibility at railway stations. The full project scope will see the removal of the existing footbridge and a brand-new one installed with lifts, improving accessibility for all customers who use the station for connections to Derby, Stoke and Crewe, including those with reduced mobility, children, heavy luggage or shopping.
Following feasibility, optioneering and scheme design development, the various stakeholder signatures for the ‘Approval in Principle’ (AIP) designs have been achieved for Civils, OLE, Telecoms and M&E. It is now required that these designs be progressed through the detailed design, construction, commissioning and handover of the project (GRIP stages 5 – 8).
GRCL’s are responsible for the following railway civil engineering works:
GRCL’s works programme has a mobilisation date of October 2018, with a proposed completion date of May 2019. This ties in with the aims of an overall project completion during the summer of 2019.
Jim Cuell, GRCL’s Commercial Director said:
“I’m delighted that we have been awarded this contract with Galliford Try. This is a busy railway interchange and these improvements we hope will make a big difference to passengers, especially those with disabilities. We are very pleased to be playing our part in this railway accessibility project that will not just benefit local residents, but will bring added value to the town, to existing businesses and provide attraction for future commercial investment.”