Peterborough Sidings


LOCATION: Peterborough
CONTRACTOR: Carillion plc
CLIENT: Network Rail
CONSULTANT: Tata Steel Projects
VALUE: £200,000
SERVICES: Building and Civil Engineering

As part of the Thameslink scheme, Carillion commissioned Kilnbridge's fabrication unit to design and manufacture driver access platforms at Peterborough Sidings, which were required to accommodate additional capacity at this enhanced facility.

Peterborough Sidings

Kilnbridge were contracted to supply the necessary primary and secondary steel with the installation to be undertaken by the client. The first activity undertaken was developing the Grip 4 proposal for the platforms into a design that was both structurally fit for purpose and that met all relevant loading criteria and standards, as well as being capable of efficient erection on site by hand and without the need for specialist equipment.

Kilnbridge produced a 3D model of the platform and issued the first make to production, which was a trial assembled in our Fabrication workshop to ensure ease of assembly.

All components were then shot blasted and galvanised. Following these processes, a second trial assembly was undertaken to ensure all components still connected together as per the original, pre-finishing assembly. The components were then packed into individual platforms with full assembly instructions and dispatched to site for erection by the client.