Edge Hill Depot Enhancement, Liverpool
VolkerFitzpatrick for Network Rail / Alstom
RPS provided Architectural and Civil and Structural design services for the development of a new depot for Virgin's Pendolino trains in Liverpool. The depot includes full length jacking capability, bogie removal equipment, a road/rail transfer area, a new fuel offloading facility, new modular office with integrated welfare facilities and a service yard with car park.
The site had complex ground conditions requiring a considered remediation strategy from the engineering team for which, RPS specified an innovative ground improvement sub structure solution in lieu of a conventional piling. Surface water attenuation was also incorporated via the use of above-ground storage tanks.
Our designs were subject to a rigorous design approval process to ensure compliance with Network Rail standards.