Multi Storey Car Park and Station Extension

C R Reynolds constructed Phase 1 of the Hatfield Station Improvements as Principal Contractor.

The works were developed by First Capital Connect (now novated to GoVia Rail) and Hertfordshire County Council in partnership with Network Rail. Prior to works commencing we were involved with First Capital Connect in a Value Engineering review to drive down the cost of the Project at Hatfield train station to bring it within an affordable budget. Savings in excess of 5% of the total project value were identified and included within the contract without impacting on quality, functionality or health and safety issues.

The Phase I works involved the construction of a new 350 space multi-storey car park at the Station, new retail units, bus turn around and drop off areas and associated Highway works to the A1000.

The erection of the steel frame for the multi-storey car park was carried out in close proximity to the East Coast Main Line and the associated over-head electrified lines.

We developed construction methods for the multi-storey car park foundations and erection procedures and processes for the erection of the steel frame to comply with Network Rail Safety Standards and yet still allow the multi-storey car park to be constructed safely without disturbance to normal rail operations.

The works involved significant elements of Contractor design. This includes both permanent works (Steel work, piling, cladding and brickwork) and temporary works (piling and crane lift platforms, steelwork temporary stability, scaffold works etc) which have all required both Client (First Capital Connect) and Network Rail. Again the development of Safe Systems of Work with the production and approval of the relevant plans and Reports and standard documentation has been paramount in enabling the works to be carried out without rail possessions and isolations.

Construction of a new Multi-Storey Car Park and Station Extension

Client: First Capital Connect novated to Govia Thameslink Railway
Location: Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Contract Value: £6 million
Contract Period: 56 weeks