Caunton are supplying and erecting the steelwork frame for a new train maintenance depot in Crawley, Sussex. They are working for main contractor Volker Fitzpatrick. The project is part of the Thameslink programme which will see capacity increased on north-south routes through central London between Bedford and Brighton, and routes to Peterborough and Cambridge via Finsbury Park.
Caunton are supplying steelwork for nine buildings – the Main Facility Building, Upside Wheel Lathe Building, Downside Eastern Train-wash & UFC Building, Western Train-wash, Downside Amenity Building, Upside Cleaners Store, Upside Utilities Building, Tilgate CET Pump-house & Shunters Office and Upside CET Plant-room.
In total the project will require nearly 800te of structural steelwork. Caunton are pleased to be working for Volker Fitzpatrick on yet another train care project – following on from their successful contracts with this major contractor at Hornsey, Reading and Southampton.