Poundfield provides Precast Concrete for Railway Station platform extensionsPosted on: October 11th 2016 • Posted in: Company News
Poundfield Precast are a Precast Concrete manufacture based in Ipswich, Suffolk. The company although still predominantly known for its fantastic range of Precast Concrete Retaining Walling systems which are used across many industries including Agriculture, Waste/Recycling and Security has also a Beam and Block Flooring division and a Bespoke division; both of which are extremely busy working on many exciting projects countrywide.
The company is currently supplying various concrete components for use in railway platform extension work to Essex based company Scott Parnell Rail, a specialist supplier to the Rail industry.
Currently work is underway at Chertsey Station by main contractor Geoffrey Osborne of Reigate. This is just part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan for trains running into the UK’s business station – London Waterloo.
The concrete extensions are being used at several stations to allow new ten-car trains to operate rather than the old eight-car trains.
Poundfield’s Bespoke division has produced 65 cross beams, each of which is mounted onto footings constructed alongside the rail tracks. Onto these a Block and Beam flooring system is then laid – this consists of a total of nearly 1,000 beams – cut to various lengths of up to 4 metres.
Commenting on the choice of Poundfield for the majority of the required precast concrete components, Scott Parnell’s Rail Director Matt Davidson said: “We have used the company before and had no hesitation in contacting their Bespoke division which has provided an excellent service, including direct contact with our client to sort any minor problems. In addition, availability has been consistently spot-on with no delivery deadlines missed.”