J Murphy & Sons Ltd
Working on a Design & Build contract for Murphy, Crouch Waterfall were responsible for all design works in relation to the installation of a new Access for All Footbridge at Gloucester Railway Station.
The new footbridge, formed in structural steelwork on piled reinforced concrete ground beams, spans four lines of railway and is the sole means of access to the platform which faces the station building.
Installed adjacent to an existing footbridge of insufficient width for DDA compliance, later demolished, the new footbridge is fully DDA compliant. It incorporates fully clad passenger lifts on both platforms, lift motor and plant rooms below the stair flights, LED handrails, and is future-proofed for inclusion of a roof structure.
Crouch Waterfall provided the contractor with full design services from Network Rail GRIP stages 4 to 6. This included full in-house design of all the Civil and Structural Engineering aspects of the Footbridge Structure, Platform Surfacing and Drainage Upgrade and Historical Station Canopy Refurbishment together with management of the sub-consultants.
The station remained fully operational during construction, provision of a high level foot crossing was maintained throughout employing careful phasing of the temporary works to ensure the existing deck span could be utilised until such time as the new footbridge was in situ.