Robert West offers lead design consultation for many clients, utilising the skills of our in-house delivery teams and via long term relationships with strategic partners. These include designers, transport planners and engineers to provide technical consultancy in a broad range of construction and engineering fields.
Dependent on request and need, we will lead, co-ordinate, monitor and review the team’s work and the third party contractors.
Our understanding of risk and commercial viability combined with our directors’ involvement in project delivery mean that we always add value. From the outset we question obvious or existing solutions to identify smarter alternatives.
The original railway station in Soham closed in 1965. To reconnect the town of Soham to the rail network and to provide essential infrastructure for the growth in new local housing, proposals for a new station were made. Robert West were the Lead and Multi-Discipline Designers for GRIP Stage 4.
As part of the Crossrail programme, Romford and Ilford stations in Essex are receiving significant improvements. For Romford station this means improvements to the station façade, ticket hall and lifts and Ilford station will be rebuilt.
Robert West have been appointed by principal contractor VolkerFitzpatrick as permanent works designer for the access for all scheme. This encompassed new reinforced concrete and steel lift shafts and enabling works for both stations as well as a steel work canopy and interim ticket office at Romford station.
As part of the Crossrail programme, Romford and Ilford stations in Essex are receiving significant improvements. For Romford station this means improvements to the station facade, ticket hall and lifts http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/eastern-section/romford-station) and Ilford station will be rebuilt http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/eastern-section/ilford-station).
To facilitate the installation of the permanent works scheme designed by Atkins, Robert West were engaged by our client, principal contractor VolkerFitzpatrick, to provide temporary and enabling works including demolition sequences, assessments of existing structures, excavation support and various temporary foundations and other structures.
The project forms part of the Piccadilly Line Interim Control Upgrade (PICU) project, which is delivering a new signalling system ahead of major line-wide investment of the next 15 years. Our brief was to provide a full multi-discipline design service from concept through to detailed design and construction support.
Robert West undertook a feasibility study to support the business case for replacement of existing ferries together with refurbishing and upgrading supporting infrastructure at Woolwich Ferry Terminal. Our services included metocean data, dynamic mooring assessment, design of floating pontoons and anchoring piles as well as the definition of all nautical equipment (bollards and fenders) including an automated mooring device to expedite mooring operations. Particular attention was given to the underground foot tunnel, an early 20th century that required to be protected during and after the works. Part of the assistance also dealt with the remove of the existing berthing structures which required detailed surveys to identify UXO and similar river bed obstructions. The automated mooring device consists of a magnet type pad that secures the ship once it has berthed.
Robert West was the multi-disciplinary designer during the outline design phase, responsible for delivering building services, structural engineering, telecommunication, fire and architectural disciplines.
The scope of the project was to re-model the main concourse area in order to improve passenger flows and additionally provide temporary strengthening to existing platforms.