Thameslink Programme – KO2


LOCATION: Selhurst Field Sidings
CONTRACTOR: Carillion plc
CLIENT: Network Rail
CONSULTANT: Tata Steel Projects
VALUE: £450,000
SERVICES: Building and Civil Engineering

Carillion were appointed to construct three new 12-car electrified sidings to Network Rail’s depot in Selhurst. This scheme involved designing and constructing four canopies to provide protection from the elements for drivers and to carry all the required services such as the lighting, water and sand delivery systems. Kilnbridge were commissioned to complete fabrication works for this project.

Thameslink Programme – KO2
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This involved developing a complete design that would fulfil the requirements of both Network Rail and British standards and also accommodate the live and variable loads of the sand delivery systems.

Kilnbridge was engaged at the Grip 4 design stage. This provided an opportunity for us to work closely with the client’s engineers to develop and detail a modular design, which allowed the majority of the assembly to take place at ground level.

A bespoke lifting apparatus was used to lift large sections of the canopy and architectural steelwork into place while maintaining structural rigidity. This method of erection and strict programming of short line blockades allowed the works to be undertaken with no risk to the adjacent operational rail.