Crossrail is a multi billion pound transport infrastructure scheme, delivering a new 118-kilometre (73-mile) railway line to London and the Home Counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex.
In 2015, BCM were awarded a prestigious contract to complete the civil engineering element of the Anglia section of project including extending platforms, along with other rail civils such as equipment and column bases, fencing and embankment stabilisation works. Working with Principal Rail Contractor Costain, BCM were faced with a challenging site with multiple contractor interfaces and a compressed delivery programme.
In 2014, BCM fought of stiff competition to secure a five-year framework on behalf of Network Rail Infrastructure Projects (NR), to deliver electrification and plant upgrades and renewals in the Southern region.
The design and build contract covers the whole of NR’s Control Period 5 (CP5) and could be worth upto £100m, has been awarded for work primarily on the high voltage feeders.
BCM delivered an extension and phased regeneration of Platforms 1 and 2 including a new overbridge, canopy and commercial unit installation at Clapham Junction. The works were adjacent to the operational railway and the platforms were open to the public during the works. With Clapham being the busiest train movement station in the UK, BCM developed an innovative materials distribution solution at the adjacent viaduct and conducted a meticulous programme of material and plant deliveries, whilst co-ordinating with all relevant project stakeholders.
In September 2015, Rail Civil Engineering Contractor – BCM – were awarded a significant substation civils project on Network Rail’s Great Western Electrification infrastructure project on the lines between Reading and Bristol stations.
These works form part of the wider Great Western Route Modernisation, which involves complex infrastructure works, new trains and service changes. These aim to improve services along the rail route, which connects London with West and South West England and South Wales.
Following previous successful contracts with Alstom, BCM delivered the most compelling offer for the civil engineering scope of the railway signalling renewal scheme for the Great Western Electrification project.
The contract was let to BCM on a design and install basis, for the civil engineering elements of the project, covering a geographical work scope of nearly 300 miles of track between Paddington and Bristol stations, including some branch lines.
BCM’s rail environmental services division has devoted teams in place, many with over 20 years’ experience, having dedicated their careers to delivering a long-term contract on the rail infrastructure.
The specialist division prides itself on its unique methodology developed over two decades of committed service to the rail environmental services sector and has established techniques and equipment that enable them to deal with the removal of graffiti and clearing of litter promptly, primarily working on this long term contract with Network Rail as a Principal Contractor.
The primary objective of this scheme is to ensure that there is sufficient DC traction power across Network Rail’s (NR) Sussex Route to meet the demands of the new December 2018 timetable, which will include a newer fleet and more frequent trains, all in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Transport’s (DTT) strategic plan.
In 2016, BCM were awarded a contract by Network Rail to complete the Electrical Track Equipment (ETE) works from Victoria to Balham. Working as their Principal Rail Contractor, BCM have faced a challenging access regime within these inner London sites, working on some of the busiest and most congested lines in the UK.