13 weeks

This car park extension project at Birkenhead North Train Station was constructed as part of our 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 installation and connection to the main supply 
  • Kerbing 
  • Surfacing 
  • White Lining 
  • New CCTV and lighting installation
  • Signage provision 
  • Construction of new pedestrian walkways

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

We undertook a full design review of the project by looking at cost, environmental impact reductions, and risk. Following this, we collaborated with geotechnical designers 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 and Ride car parks, meant we were fully conversant with the stringent health and safety requirements that Network Rail demanded. Close collaborative working was maintained throughout the life of the project. Monthly review meeting between our team, Merseytravel and Network rail meant any decisions were made swiftly and everyone was update with the latest information.

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

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