Client: Taylor Woodrow

Project overview

The Bletchley Train Maintenance Depot in Milton Keynes, situated northeast of the Bletchley railway station, is a vital part of the railway traction maintenance network. The depot, crucial for servicing class 730 trains and providing stabling for class 230 trains, underwent significant expansion and refurbishment.

The depot required a new extension and refurbishment of the existing train maintenance depot. The works provided excellent facilities for servicing and maintenance. They included a depot shed extension, new electrified and non-electrified sidings with servicing and cleaning facilities, refurbishment of existing offices, storage and welfare facilities, and upgrading the car park layout to enable more efficient access.

  • Offices and welfare
  • Main shed extension and modification to existing building
  • Workshop and stores refurbishment
  • New heavy stores
  • CET, sidings and plant room
  • Site access and car park refurbishment
  • Carriage sidings enhancements

BWB's role

Design and risk assessment

BWB provided expert principal designer services to design the new extension and refurbishment. This provided GRIP3 option report, designer risk assessment, pre-construction information pack, health and safety file details, QF703 & QF705. We also ensured the Client was advised of their duties under CDM regulations 2015.

Site-specific challenges

During this work and subsequent investigations, on-site asbestos was identified in the buildings and the ground across the site. Therefore, it was crucial that all personnel undertaking intrusive activities and investigations on-site were fully aware of the safety measures required.

Collaborative risk mitigation

Further briefings were given along with checking designers have sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to carry out the required work. BWB undertook this task to ensure all areas were covered and the project ran smoothly.

BWB worked closely with all designers on the project to eliminate foreseeable health and safety risks to anyone affected by the works, where possible.