Rail Civils Design

Our experienced team deliver solutions across a wide range of rail civils elements and project phases, encompassing feasibility, gauging, tender, D&B and construction stages. We do not work on Network Rail frameworks and so are fully independent from the regulatory authorities and are able to deliver the best value driven solutions for our Clients.

We are agile and capable. Our work encompasses minor upgrade projects and simple footbridge structures in the UK to complex bridges on multi billion pound infrastructure projects in Israel and Australia.


Bridge design: new-build and refurbishment /Route works design /Levelling, retaining walls and embankment works /Crossings - undertrack, above track and on track /Drainage design: track, surface and foul /Substation compounds and access roads /Earthworks and retaining walls /Earth mats /Cable and Troughing routing /Concrete Plinths for modularised buildings, substations, auto-transformers and ancillary railway equipment.


Pre-cast concrete foundations for viaduct works /Bespoke wall brackets / supports /Platform Foundations /Piled Foundations /Portal foundations, including special foundations incorporated within re-enforced concrete aprons /Foundations for OLE supports and gantries.


Bridge, gantry and retaining wall inspections /Topographical Surveys /Intrusive materials testing including core drilling and testing of masonry cores and paint testing /Ferrous scanning / Exploratory trial holes to determine bridge deck construction, existing foundation /Trial holes for foundations to confirm ground type and presence of buried services /Dilapidation surveys /Lineside routeworks /Surveys /Provision of access platforms, scaffolding and pontoons to facilitate intrusive surveys to railway assets /Foundations for OLE supports and gantries.


Interpretation of surveys and investigations /Assistance with scope production /Review of record drawings, GRIP designs by others and pre-construction information /Feasibility studies, option selection, cost estimate and recommendations reporting /Coordination, survey, assessment and reporting for Gauging studies /Multi-disciplinary design management and coordination of 10+ disciplines.


Name: Neil Jackson
Job Title: Associate Director - Rail Civils

E: neil.jackson@bwbconsulting.com

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Name: Stefan Zalega
Job Title: Executive Director - Rail and International

E: stefan.zalega@bwb-consulting.com

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