Value: £1.1m

Client: Merseytravel

Start Date: March 2016

Finish Date: June 2016 

This car park extension at Birkenhead North Train Station was secured via competitive tender under the company???s Framework Agreement with Merseytravel.

The expansion provided over 400 extra car park spaces, bringing the total facility to 670 spaces (inclusive of 34 disabled spaces).

The works consisted of:-

  • Excavation
  • New drainage system installed and connection to the main supply
  • Kerbing
  • Surfacing
  • Whitelining
  • New CCTV and lighting installed
  • Signage provision 
  • Construction of new pedestrian walkways

All of the above needed to be carried out whilst maintaining normal access and operation of the existing Park & Ride facility.

We undertook a full design review of the project in looking at cost, environmental impact reductions, and risk. Following this, Geotechnical designers were engaged to propose alternative construction techniques involving the use of lime stabilisation.  This allowed a saving of £75k and reduced the programme length by 3 weeks.  Another benefit was that 400 wagon movements were negated, waste was reduced and with the site adjacent a busy car park the reduced wagon movements were previously a considerable risk.

Having previous experience working near live rail tracks for various park & ride car parks on behalf of TfGM meant we were fully conversant with the stringent health & safety requirements that Network Rail demand.  Close collaborative working was maintained throughout the life of the project and a representative from Network Rail was invited to the projects monthly review meetings.   

The redesign was a major contributing factor in the project achieving the CEEQUAL ???Excellent??? status.