Network Rail – Slough

  • Client – Network Rail
  • Project size – 869m²
  • Completion – 24 weeks
  • 2 Storey MDU Facility and 2 Storey Portal Framed Stores Buildings
  • MDU Facility – 142m² Office, Locker room, Drying room, Technical rooms, Meeting rooms, IT room
  • Stores Building – 2 Storey Warehouse, S&T Tool Locker Room, Plant room

Module-AR Limited is Achilles RISQS Accredited and vastly experienced in the Rail Sector. As a result, we were awarded the contract from Network Rail to provide a new 2 storey Maintenance Delivery Unit and a new 2 storey Portal Framed Stores building for their Slough location. The 583m² MDU Facility consisted of 18 No. modular bays and the 256m² Stores Building was constructed of 12 No. modules. Both buildings were designed and built to comply with Network Rail DNA Standards & Building Regulations and feature Plastisol (plastic coated steel) external walls, trims, fascia & plinths for a maintenance-free, secure and robust exterior.

The full Turnkey solution was provided by Module-AR Limited which included the Design and Installation of Foundations, a concrete raft to the Stores Building, DDA ramps and steps, a new Tarmac car park and white lining, new palisade fencing with secure main entrance gates fitted with an ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition), new flood lighting and CCTV to the Car Parking Area.

The Slough Stores Building is a 2 storey structure. The ground floor consists of a Warehouse with rows of ‘Link 51’ Longspan shelving & Palisade secure fencing, an S&T Tool Locker room, 3 No. caged & secure Store rooms and a Plant Store room. A forklift area was also installed which included a platform lift to enable staff to move equipment from the ground to first floor and vice versa.

The first floor of the facility, which includes a Mezzanine floor load design of 5kN/m² in the walkway, features a large open-plan Warehouse consisting of more rows of ‘Link 51’ Longspan shelves and caged Store rooms.

The MDU Facility, which Module-AR Limited also installed, is a 2 storey structure. On the Ground floor features a Kitchen/Mess Area of 75m², Technical rooms, Cleaner room, Smart Control rooms, a large Locker room with separate Drying room (each fitted with lockers), WC’s and a Lobby with stairwell to the first floor.

The first floor consists of 2 No. Meeting rooms, an IT room, Break Out room and a large 142m² open plan Office furnished with tables, chairs and ICT equipment.

Module-AR Limited delivered & installed the Network Rail Slough buildings in just 2 days which greatly minimised site traffic & disturbance. This was of great importance to Network Rail due to their service being in operation 24 hours a day. In total the project was designed, manufactured and installed in 24 weeks which is up to 50% faster than a traditional construction.

Words from the client

Clive Whitfield, Programme Manager at Network Rail Slough, commented that the advice, facilitation, communication, completion of works to programme, value for money & overall performance were all good and he would use Module-AR to undertake similar work in the future.