BAM Nuttall, Network Rail

Project Type:
New Development, Design, Geotechnical, Permanent Works, Project Management, Temporary Works

New £23m entrance to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station as part of the Temple Quarter regeneration program. Phase 2, entrance building construction, due to be completed in 2025.

 Crouch Waterfall brought together and led the multi-discipline design team for the design and build contractor Bam Nuttall to produce the detailed design for the scheme. Working from Network Rail GRIP 3 stage through to completion.

 Phase 1 of the scheme, successfully completed during a 12-day blockade in the summer of 2021, involved the construction of the disruptive civil and structural works below Platform 15 and the adjacent permanent way which form the ‘shell’ (walls and roof slab) of the subway extension that serves the new entrance.

 A precast, reinforced concrete deck slab and contiguous reinforced concrete, bored pile supporting walls were utilised to form an integral bridge structure below platform 15 within a limited structural zone of circa 500mm available between the track bed and the subway headroom required.

 The phase 1 period also involved the development of the agreement in principle of the phase 2 building superstructure work and its approval through planning by all relevant stakeholders and client representatives. The building is a bespoke glass and metal clad steel frame forming a striking entrance to the historic station.

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