Spotlight - Rail Infrastructure Design

Scott white and Hookins provide a comprehensive consultancy service for all aspects of rail infrastructure design.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the industry, and a reputation for delivering appropriate solutions to clients, addressing installation, safety, reliability, operability, maintenance and cost.

Our aim is to be your consultant of choice for professional consultancy services to the rail industry. We aim to offer a flexible, proactive consultancy service with exceptional levels of quality, delivered on time.

The Rail TeamOur Rail Team

Jason Daniels, Neil Dodds and Tom Stewart (all pictured right)

Scope of Services

Our Civil and structural rail experience covers:

  • Stations
  • Bridges
  • Line side structures
  • Line of route design
  • Drainage
  • Project Management
  • Control Rooms
  • Assessment Reports
  • Temporary Work Design
  • CAT 3 checks (Permanent and Temporary works)
  • Preparation of CDS, AIP, Forms A, B and C, etc
  • Access roads and car parks


Recent Rail Projects

Vauxhall Step Free Access

Vauxhall Step Free AccessAs part of the step free access programme Scott White and Hookins were the structural and temporary works designers for Vauxhall Station. 

The structural design elements comprised primarily of the design and detailing of significant new openings through the main station wall and the support of the station roof slab to allow load bearing internal below ground walls to be demolished.  SWH produced an innovative design which could be installed without the need for any significant temporary works.

Secondary structural design elements comprised demolition and rebuilding of the ticket hall accommodation, formation of new service openings, refurbishment of the escalator access trays and associated temporary works.

Bond Street Station Temporary Works

Bond Street Station Temporary Works

As part of the new bond street ticket hall redevelopment Scott White and Hookins were appointed to design the temporary support to the excavation. The design of the large 13m x 30m x 10m deep basement temporary excavation support steelwork was undertaken on behalf of Apex fabrications.

The design had to be co-coordinated with piling works and located to avoid tower crane locations. Due to the sensitivity of the surrounding buildings the design had to meet very tight deflection limits in line with Halcrow-Atkins geotechnical design requirements. The extensive use of jacks was employed to control deflections and monitor the works.

FGW Station Improvements

FGW Station Improvements

Working with Oxford Architects and First Great Western to deliver station improvements at various stations. Each installation required the coordination of new equipment, existing services along with new canopy structures, ticket barriers and associated builderswork.

Scott White and Hookins designed and detailed the structural elements required and imputed into the approval process. At a number of locations further investigation work was required to assess the existing structure prior to undertaking the design.

Structural Engineering Civil Engineering Traffic and Transport