Bespoke Precast Concrete
Our bespoke concrete department supplied various concrete components for use in railway platform extension work to Essex based company Scott Parnell Rail, a specialist supplier to the Rail industry.
Work was completed at Chertsey Station by main contractor Geoffrey Osborne of Reigate. As part of Network Rail’s railway upgrade plan for trains running into the UK’s business station – London Waterloo.
Our bespoke division produced 65 cross beams, each of which was mounted onto footings constructed alongside the rail tracks. Onto these a Block and Beam flooring system was then laid – consisting of a total of nearly 1,000 beams – cut to various lengths of up to 4 metres.
The concrete extensions were used at several stations to allow new ten-car trains to operate rather than the old eight-car trains.
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.”
We supply a range of precast products to the rail industry. From front wall units to platform copings, we can create an entire platform off site. When time and costs are tight, our precast railway platforms are an ideal solution. With easy installation, disruption is kept to a minimum, even when extending an existing platform.