Gatwick Airport Station Undertrack Crossing Design


The Department for Transport recently announced a £150m upgrade scheme for Gatwick Airport station and preparation work is now underway.

Robert West was appointed by Lowery to complete the enabling works design associated with the diversion of High Voltage (HV), Low Voltage (LV) and signalling power cables from the rear of Platform 7 at Gatwick station to between Platforms 7 and 6. The works included two under track crossings (UTX) for the cables and a glass reinforced polymer (GRP) elevated trough route.


The solution provided an electrically compliant design despite a number of constraints in the working area. Robert West was also able to adapt and amend the design of the UTX’s to suit client needs following design reviews.

A bill of quantities based on the computer aided design (CAD) data we provided to Lowery assisted them with their procurement process.

To support the design Robert West procured topographical and ground investigation surveys. The surveys were managed by Robert West on behalf of Lowery enabling the delivery of the complete design. The topographical survey provided an interactive tool forwarded to the client which enabled 3D measurements to be taken.


We are very pleased to be working with a new client for Robert West, meeting and working with new contacts as we progress. The team is proud of taking the initiative by providing an advanced survey and to be a part of a larger scheme for the future.

Construction is scheduled to take place later this year.