Geoffrey Osborne Ltd, South West Trains
In 2007, as part of a design and build scheme with Osborne Rail, Crouch Waterfall designed a new footbridge and stairs at Honiton Railway Station.
The steel footbridge was designed as Pratt truss supported on steel trestle founded on CFA piles. The design incorporated provisions for the addition of future Disabled Access lifts and alterations were made to the platform drainage and platform lighting to improve passenger safety.
In 2011 Crouch Waterfall returned to Honiton Station working for South West Trains to design a replacement station building to the existing station with a larger footprint and increased passenger facilities. The scheme was complicated by a desire to reuse the existing roof structure and raft foundations. The scheme also required a new DDA compliant access route to one of the station platforms from the station car park via the steep embankment supporting the railway.
Working with RKG Architects, Crouch Waterfall undertook the ground investigations, other site surveys and detailed design prior to appointment of the main contractor. During the construction phase of the project Crouch Waterfall continued to support the Client, Architect and Main Contractor.