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Any construction development, no matter how large or small, where it is being undertaken adjacent to Network Rail (NR) or London Underground Ltd. (LUL) property is likely to be subject to further discussions with Network Rail's Asset Protection and Optimisation (ASPRO) team, Tube Lines or Transport for London.

Depending on what you wish to do near the railway it is possible that you'll need specialist involvement.  The earlier in your project that contact is made, the less likely it'll be for delays to your programme.  The larger and more complex a project, the greater the risks, many of which your team may not even have considered.  It cannot be emphasized enough, the costs and delays that your project may incur if you fail to involve the right people and obtain the correct approvals prior to commencing work. 

The team includes individuals with up to 30 years experience, who have prepared and delivered over 2,000 tenders with values from £100,000 to £600 million.  These individuals have worked on some of the most complex tasks undertaken adjacent to, above and below the ground.

Examples of things that require consideration, site investigation and design include:

Piling - When piling near the railway or London Underground tunnels, NR or LUL may require specialist monitoring equipment to be set up.

Basements - Similarly, if you're planning on excavating a basement, the removal of soil can cause the ground to surcharge or heave.  For many sites you may be planning on excavating in the zone of influence of a Network Rail structure or asset without even knowing it.

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Whether you need assistance with the potential requirements, costs during a tender, assistance with a pre-construction plan, or whether you've encountered problems during construction, we have a team on standby ready to assist.

Tower Cranes - Whether you wish to construct a mobile or tower crane near the railway, the collapse radius must be considered and notified, slew restrictions may need to be applied, or the crane may be de-rated to minimise risks.

 

Building Height - If your building, project or plant is higher than the safe distance from the railway, it is likely that specialist involvement may be required.  For example if you are erecting a scaffold, your scaffold contractor may need to be briefed on the safe distances which he can work next to the live overhead power lines (OLE).

Any construction development, no matter how large or small, where it is being undertaken adjacent to Network Rail (NR) or London Underground Ltd. (LUL) property is likely to be subject to further discussions with Network Rail's Asset Protection and Optimisation (ASPRO) team, Tube Lines or Transport for London.

Depending on what you wish to do near the railway it is possible that you'll need specialist involvement.  The earlier in your project that contact is made, the less likely it'll be for delays to your programme.  The larger and more complex a project, the greater the risks, many of which your team may not even have considered.  It cannot be emphasized enough, the costs and delays that your project may incur if you fail to involve the right people and obtain the correct approvals prior to commencing work. 

The team includes individuals with up to 30 years experience, who have prepared and delivered over 2,000 tenders with values from £100,000 to £600 million.  These individuals have worked on some of the most complex tasks undertaken adjacent to, above and below the ground.

Examples of things that require consideration, site investigation and design include:

Piling - When piling near the railway or London Underground tunnels, NR or LUL may require specialist monitoring equipment to be set up.

Basements - Similarly, if you're planning on excavating a basement, the removal of soil can cause the ground to surcharge or heave.  For many sites you may be planning on excavating in the zone of influence of a Network Rail structure or asset without even knowing it.

Tower Cranes - Whether you wish to construct a mobile or tower crane near the railway, the collapse radius must be considered and notified, slew restrictions may need to be applied, or the crane may be de-rated to minimise risks.

 

Building Height - If your building, project or plant is higher than the safe distance from the railway, it is likely that specialist involvement may be required.  For example if you are erecting a scaffold, your scaffold contractor may need to be briefed on the safe distances which he can work next to the live overhead power lines (OLE).

CASE STUDY

Camden Lock, London

We have chosen to showcase the Camden Lock project as a case study of our abilities for rail consultancy services, due to the volume of actions undertaken by our team to ensure compliance with Network Rail's protocols.  It was also a project that saw a number of different disciplines within our team all being involved with a variety of services.

 

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