Civil engineering

Civil engineering

Providing advice and technical support

Our civil engineering and permanent way experts draw upon a wealth of experience from both heavy and light rail environments.

Civil engineering structures and the permanent way represent a significant proportion of an infrastructure owner’s asset base and are critical to the delivery of a safe and reliable service to customers. 

We provide advice and technical support to help clients to address a range of engineering challenges across the railway track layout and design, maintenance regimes, structures condition assessments and investment and renewals planning and take a robust approach to the management of its assets.

How we can help

We offer:

  • Strategic advice and engineering support on infrastructure development, scheme feasibility, improvements and renewals
  • Standards development
  • Technical audit and checking
  • Technical and commercial support in railway structures engineering and buildings management
  • Contract and project management
  • Provision of experts for formal inquiries and investigations

Recent projects

Our feasibility report and cost estimates for a major replacement project for Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive were used to gain government funding. We wrote the specification for 30km of track renewal and assisted with tender assessment. The accepted tender matched our cost estimate, enabling adequate funding to be put in place. We continued to support the client through design and implementation of both track and signalling.

We provided core engineering input in signalling, telecommunications and track to a client consortium headed by English Partnerships to support the business case for the East West Rail Project linking Oxford to Cambridge. Previous studies were updated and bottom-up assessments were undertaken, leading to the development of some innovative and cost-effective solutions for returning low usage and mothballed sections of track to service.