Britcon Engineering Services provide a professional and effective Structural Steelwork service to our Rail clients including project monitoring and reporting systems in compliance with Network Rail company standards and procedures.
From design, fabricating and installing new Railway Station Superstructure, access requirements for complicated DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) modifications, through to bridgeworks, platform works and unique 'one off' structures. Britcon Engineering Services are able to operate fully in tandem with Network rail and their appointed contractor offering a totally focused structural steel package of works.
In partnering with our customers we are able to improve safety, quality and programme within a cost driven environment. Achievement of the Achilles Link Up proof audit within multiple categories is testament to our ability to undertake works within this demanding environment.
We have extensive experience of working to tight deadlines during short possessions on very sensitive projects working closely with Network Rail to deliver 'best value' solutions.
For more information about Britcon and our wide range of rail infrastructure services, please contact us on 01724 280022
Britcon have recently completed a make-over of Bentley Park & Ride to upgrade its passenger facilities. Works included the increase in parking spaces at the site and also improvements to security. The project was funded by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) as part of the Travel South Yorkshire Partnership, to improve rail services across the Doncaster region.
Works undertaken by Britcon comprised;
A new footbridge over Harrogate's railway line has been provided at Dragon Junction in a Partnership between North Yorkshire County Council, Network Rail and Harrogate Borough Council.
This new footbridge is fully accessible for pedestrians, wheelchairs, pushchairs and cyclists. It links Harrogate Borough Council's cycle route from Bilton to the town centre and provides easier access to Granby High School from Bilton.
The existing bridge was difficult to use because there were steps at both ends.
The footbridge has been designed in consultation with the three partners and was constructed by Britcon Engineering Services for C Spencer of Barrow upon Humber in Lincolnshire.
Goole Swing Bridge is a six span bridge, situated between Goole and Saltmarsh carrying two tracks of the Gilberdyke to Goole line over the River Ouse.
Following a robust tender exercise in November 2009 Britcon was awarded a contract worth £1.8 million, from Network Rail Contractor Carillion, to carry out strengthening works to the 6 span Network Rail owned bridge. Works undertaken by Britcon comprised installation of 450 tonnes of new strengthening steelwork into the existing structure during a 6 week blockade commencing. The majority of this steelwork was secured utilising the existing rivet holes and required the removal and replacement, with specialist tension control bolts, of 45,000 rivets.
This contract involved the replacement of two existing timber staircases with steel ones and the reconstruction of the footbridge.
The main works had to be carried out during a 54 hour blockade commencing at midnight on Christmas eve.
Britcon were also responsible for the civil and building works including access scaffold required during the blockade. This project required very careful preparation and forward planning with Murphy and our subcontractors and the assembly of a dedicated team prepared to work continuous shifts over the Christmas period in very difficult circumstances.
The main lifts were carried out using a 500 tonne crane stood on the road above the station. The new staircases were trial erected in our yard, sheeted and delivered to site in modular sections to reduce time on site.
Our work was completed with a few hours to spare and the station was back in use as planned.
Merseytravel and Network Rail invited tenders for the reconstruction of the station, including new footbridges and lifts. The new station building and facilities, designed by SBS Architects of Manchester were rebuilt at a total cost of £6m, just a few yards from the site of the 1960s built station building. Britcon Engineering were pleased to assist C Spencer, Network Rails Principal Contractor with the Structural Steelwork requirements for this high profile project.
The new footbridge was lifted into place in the early hours of 22 January 2007. Construction work was completed in the summer, with the new waiting rooms and footbridge opened to passengers on 19 September.
Our involvement comprised a new station building, a new pedestrian overbridge, 2 lifts, one to each platform from the new pedestrian overbridge and 2 flights of steps, one to each platform from the pedestrian overbridge.
During 2008 Britcon undertook the structural steelwork packages for the Peak hour subway alterations at London's underground Waterloo Station.
Works within this high profile contract saw Britcon
The major element of works comprised the propping of preinstalled needles prior to cutting out of the arches and for the installation of steel support members & frames. Steelwork members were pulled on trolleys to their respective work positions. Support beams were lifted into position and secured to the needles prior to installing the propping system. Props were bolted to both the needle support beams and the concrete base. An additional 45 degree brace system was 'laced' in accordance with client requirements to provide additional support to the props.