East Kent Phase 2

Started:January 2014
Completed:April 2017
Client:CSpencer
Location:Rochester
Value:£150 mil
Project Overview

East Kent Phase 2 is part of a £150 million collaborative alliance between Spencer Group, Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Network Rail. East Kent Phase 2 will see a 33-mile stretch of the reigon's network upgraded and a brand new station built at Rochester to deliver a more reliable and efficient rail service. Part of Network Rail's stratergy to transfer control of signalling systems to Reigonal Operating Centres, this scheme will upgrade an area last renewed in 1959. The purpose of East Kent Phase 2 is to address asset condistion, capability and capacity enhancements, achieve operational savings and improve the intergration of the railway network with other means of transportation. CSpencer had overall responsibility for replacing old signalling equipment, increasing capacity and capability along the region's rail network.

Key Deliverables

The scope of works include;

- The re-control of Strood from Ashford, Sheerness Branch and Medway Valley Line to East Kent Phase 2
- The renewal of life-expired signalling at Maidstone East
- The creation of a new station at Corporation Street in Rochester
- 12-car platforms at Strood
- New turnback facility at Rainham in the form of a new 12-car bay platform

Staffing Specifications

Civil Rail Solutions were engaged by CSpencer in the early part of 2014 to provide the civils based labour for the project. Civil Rail Solutions have had involvment with every aspect of this project to date and as such we have provided different levels of staff at different stages of this project. This is due to the different challenges faced by this milti-dicisplined project. The range of staff we have provided and will continue to provide until project completion is;

- PTS Labourers
- Skilled Ground Workers
- HV Competent Persons
- Carpenters
- Forklift Drivers
- Gangers/Foremen
- Site Managers
- Banksmen
- Signallers
- COSS'
- Bricklayers
- Plant Operators
- Steel Fixers
- Supervisors
- Construction Managers

Reference

'I wish to take the time to thank CRS for the assistance and effort they provided to me and my project team so far on the East Kent Phase 2. All of the CRS construction staff who have been involved within this project to date have worked efficiently, at a high standard and have kept safety paramount throughout. CRS have staff involved in all aspects of this project, including the New Station, a multi-story car park, platform extensions, signalling works, drainage and troughing installation, along with a wide variety of line side civils works. CRS have been able to provide this project with self supporting gangs, speciallist trades and ad-hoc labour throughout. I would have no hesitation in endorsing CRS for all of the labour support services they have provided to our project. I would further recognise the outstanding customer service from the office based team and their ability to deliver a high quality of staff at all times'

Kevin Westerman
Construction Manager
CSpencer
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