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Case Studies: Rail & Transport

Rail & Transport
Park & Ride Facility - Temple Green, Leeds

Park & Ride Facility - Temple Green, Leeds

  • Client - Leeds City Council
  • Project size - 132m²
  • Completion - 13 weeks
  • Park & Ride Facility
  • Passenger waiting area, Ticket machines, Office & welfare facilities, secure ticket window, WC's and Baby change

The largest fully operational, modular building, Park & Ride, facility in Leeds at Temple Green, to further complement the existing facility, at Elland Road.

As with Elland Road, Temple Green is similar in design, boasting a feature clock tower, however, clad with Western Red Cedar wood, a fully heated passenger waiting area providing ticket machines and seating areas, WC’s, staff office, welfare facilities & a secure ticket window. The whole modular building consists of 6 no. Modules, totalling 132m2.

All the Park & Ride facilities, including the buses and routes, each have a distinct colour, to provide passengers with an easy, visual of destination routes. Temple Greens’ feature colour is a vibrant Orange, whilst Elland Road boasts bright Green.

This is the second of four park & ride facilities to date, which will play a vital role in the Transport Strategy for Leeds. This is the largest Park & Ride which accommodates 1000 car parking spaces. Park & Ride schemes will help to reduce the congestion and improve the city’s air quality so we are extremely pleased to be a chosen specialist contractor in this major transport strategy.

Words from the client

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive board member for economy and development, said: “This scheme is both a milestone in the development of the Enterprise Zone and represents another step on the road to providing a network of park-and-ride sites across the city, easing congestion and cutting pollution in the centre.”

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Network Rail - Stockport

Network Rail - Stockport

  • Client - Network Rail
  • Project size - 2,186m²
  • Completion - 14 weeks
  • 2 Storey Office & Welfare Facility
  • Part Cedar & Part Kingspan External Cladding

Module-AR Limited were granted the project to design a 2,186m², 2 storey, 64 No. module Office and Welfare facility for Network Rail. The structure was designed & built to accommodate 132 Office staff with Welfare facilities for 240 staff at their Stockport branch.

This purchase building was finished externally with Plastisol (plastic coated steel) which was bonded to 9mm WBP exterior grade plywood. The plywood panel was fitted to a timber frame to form a stressed skin construction. The part Cedar and part Kingspan cladding chosen by Network Rail creates a modern & aesthetically pleasing structure.

The external windows of the Network Rail Stockport building are thermally broken PC Aluminium frames incorporating laminated & toughened glass, fitted with Trickle Vents to provide background ventilation. All windows can be opened and cleaned from the inside of the building, reducing the risk of falls from ladders as associated with external cleaning methods. The external doors of the building are manufactured from double skinned 1.2mm Zintec steel with interlocking seams and reinforced interlocking channels & tubes to prevent twisting.

The interior of the building was designed to meet Network Rail corporate DNA. This generates a creative and productive environment that is a pleasure to work in. On the ground floor of the fully Heat & Cool air conditioned building is a Briefing room, Meeting room, Archive room, with an enhanced 5kN/m² floor loading, 4 No. Offices, a large 216m² Refectory (with dishwashers, sinks, fridges & seating accommodation), a Store room, Switch room, male & female WC's and shower facilities, a 135m² Drying room, a 135m² Locker room, a Lobby with Reception area and a Security room. 2 No. corridors with stairwells and a DDA Compliant lift were installed to take employees to the first floor of the structure. The first floor features a huge 665m² open plan Office, 5 No. additional Meeting rooms, a Communications room, open plan fully-fitted Kitchen/Dining area, Casual Meeting space and male & females WC's.

In total the project was designed, manufactured and installed in just 14 weeks with dramatically reduced on site traffic and site disruption. This was extremely important to Network Rail as the building is situated next to a live railway.

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Rail & Transport
Park & Ride Facility - Elland Road, Leeds

Park & Ride Facility - Elland Road, Leeds

  • Client - Leeds City Council
  • Project size - 132m²
  • Completion - 13 Weeks
  • Park & Ride Facility
  • Passenger waiting area, Ticket machines, Office & welfare facilities, secure ticket window, WC's and Baby change

A brand new passenger facility at Elland Road Park and Ride, which was designed and installed by our expert team.

The 132m² facility comprises of a fully heated waiting area, passenger toilets, baby-changing facilities and ticket machines.

Module-AR Designed the modular building and manufactured all the components off-site, before installing it using a crane in just one day. Constructed from sustainable materials and clad with Perspex-backed brushed aluminium, this modular building exceeds all building regulations for thermal efficiency.

With over 700 cars parking at the Elland Road facility every weekday, Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake said the new investment would encourage even more people to use the park and ride: “Our recent transport conversation survey shows the demand for more park and ride sites across the city is clearly there".

Cllr Blake continued: “The most popular method of public transport used in Leeds and across the Leeds City Region… bus services are central to our future transport strategy.”

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield spoke of the many benefits of using off-site construction in a project like this: “The opening of this new passenger facility, ahead of schedule is just the latest benefit for people using the Elland Road Park and Ride to save themselves the cost and hassle of parking in Leeds city centre.”

He went on: “The new modular passenger facility is an impressive and smart building and manufacturing off-site has resulted in a range of benefits including quicker production times, assured quality, greater sustainability and reduced waste of materials.”

Modular buildings can be used across a wide variety of sectors including transport, healthcare, education and accommodation. For more information about our bespoke modular building solutions contact a member of our team today. With over 60 years’ experience, you can be sure our expert team can deliver an aesthetically pleasing project on time and budget.

We have now completed the 2nd modular build, passenger facility, in Leeds, click here to have a look.

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Network Rail - Bristol

Network Rail - Bristol

  • Client - Network Rail
  • Project size - 828m²
  • Completion - 11 weeks
  • Office & Welfare Facility
  • Network Rail DNA Internal Specification
  • Office, Meeting rooms, fully-furnished Kitchen, Archive room

Module-AR Limited is Achilles RISQS Accredited and were awarded this very competitive contract to design, manufacture and install 23 No. modules to be used as a single-storey welfare facility for the Network Rail Bristol branch. Meeting rooms, various Offices, a fully-furnished Kitchen, Welfare facilities, Store rooms and an Archive room were included in the design.

Due to budget constraints, the Bristol building was clad with Plastisol (plastic coated steel) for a durable and cost-effective exterior. The interior however was expertly designed and fitted out to match Network Rail's stringent DNA internal specification. Brightly coloured Kitchen & Office facilities promote a creative and productive environment, the interior furniture is of a high quality to ensure a happy workforce and large interior windows make the building light, spacious and a pleasure to work in.

The modules were delivered in just 1 day to reduce on-site traffic and the total project was completed in 11 weeks. This is up to 50% quicker than if the project was completed traditionally, due to the inherent speed of off-site construction.

Words from the client

Stephen Clark, Property Works Coordinator for the Western area of Network Rail, comments: "Module-AR's delivery of this competitively awarded project has been handled in a very professional manor both pre and post contract. The communication, organisation and planning for the installation was first class. The installation did not create any disruption to the ongoing operation of the site and was completed within programme even though additional enabling works were added to the scheme. It's also worth mentioning that Health and Safety has been considered of extreme importance from start to finish by your team. We are very pleased with the high quality of the building and attention to detail to achieve the Network Rail DNA internal specification. In summary, Module-AR's performance on this project has been first class and we thank you for your good service."

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Network Rail - Slough

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.

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Network Rail - Leeds

Network Rail - Leeds

  • Client - Network Rail
  • Project size - 360m²
  • Completion - 10 weeks
  • 2 Storey MDU Facility
  • Refectory, Locker rooms, Store Rooms & Welfare Facilities

The Network Rail Leeds branch required a new MDU facility and Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract. This was due to our previous experience working with Network Rail, our Achilles RISQS accreditation and our enviable reputation for delivering excellent on time and on budget off-site modular buildings. Initially the project involved the demolition and removal of the old MDU existing facility and then the design, manufacture & installation of a new 12 No. module double storey building with external steel staircase took place.

The structure had to be secure, tough and hard wearing as 120 personnel use the building on a day to day basis. The external cladding & fascia were constructed from Plastisol (plastic coated steel), the external doors & canopy were made of steel and internally the building featured hard-wearing carpet tiles & vinyl flooring to ensure a long lifespan without maintenance issues.

The ground floor of the Network Rail Leeds building consists of a 51m² Locker room with 120 lockers, a Drying room with 120 more lockers, a Store room, Shower room, Corridor, Lobby, Stairwell and WC Facilities. On the first floor of the MDU facility is a large 139m² open plan Canteen area & Kitchen that has tables and seating to accommodate all 120 personnel.

Due to the site being situated closely to a live railway track, installing the modules in a short amount of time with minimal disruption was paramount to Network Rail. Module-AR Limited needed just 1 day to deliver the facility and a total of 10 weeks to complete the project. This quick completion time was imperative to Network Rail and with an off-site solution a project can be completed up to 50% faster than if it was constructed traditionally.

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Network Rail - Stratford

Network Rail - Stratford

  • Client - Network Rail
  • Project size - 282m²
  • Completion - 11 weeks
  • 2 Storey Maintenance Delivery Unit
  • Locker room, Welfare facilities, Kitchen, Showers, Drying Rooms

Module-AR Limited have a fantastic reputation providing excellent customer service, we are Achilles RISQS accredited and along with this accreditation we have years of experience working with Network Rail on a range of projects across the UK. As a result of this, we were granted a contract to provide a 2 storey MDU (Maintenance Delivery Unit) Facility for the Network Rail Stratford location.

Consisting of 10 No. modules, the structure features a Locker room, Welfare Facilities, fully fitted Kitchen area with seating & tables, sinks, fridges & cupboards, Shower room, male & female WC's and a Drying room on the ground floor. Whereas on the first floor of the building there is a large open plan 81m² Office, a smaller separate Office, Circulation room and a Meeting room. An external enclosed steel staircase links the 2 floors.

The full building was designed in accordance with Network Rail "Best Practise Design Guide for MDU's" and as a result Plastisol (plastic coated steel) external walls, fascia and plinths were installed due to it being a cost-effective, maintenance free material with a long lifespan. To ensure a highly secure building, steel external multi point locking doors and UPVC lockable windows with external wire mesh window guards were fitted. The additional design features include an entrance door canopy, DDA Compliant external stairs & ramp, cream vertical blinds, standalone fire alarm & intruder alarm systems and Heat & Cool air conditioning.

2 days were all that was required for Module-AR Limited to install the Network Rail Stratford building, with a total completion date of 11 weeks. This short timescale is up to 50% faster than if the building was constructed traditionally on site.

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Rail & Transport
Network Rail - Swindon

Network Rail - Swindon

  • Client - Network Rail
  • Project size - 612m²
  • Completion - 12 weeks
  • MDU (Maintenance Delivery Unit) Facility
  • Network Rail DNA Internal Specification
  • Office, Meeting rooms, Interview room, Welfare Facilities, Kitchen and more

Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract by Network Rail to deliver a full Turnkey solution including the design, construction, delivery, testing and commissioning of a new 17 No. module MDU (Maintenance Delivery Unit) Facility for Network Rail Swindon. The competitive contract was awarded to Module-AR due to our reputation for providing excellent customer service, our Achilles RISQS accreditation and our wealth of experience working with Network Rail.

The Swindon MDU features a large open plan Office of 221m², 3 No. Meeting rooms, an Interview room, PICOP room, Welfare facilities with Kitchen area, Drying room with 100 No. lockers, a dedicated Locker room, S&T room, Ultra Sonic room, Welders facility, IT room, Archive room, Shower room, Kitchen, a large Corridor and WC's.

The exterior of the building features Plastisol (plastic coated steel) cladding, fascia and plinth for a hard-wearing, robust and secure finish. Multi point locking doors, with digital keypad entry, UPVC lockable windows with restrictors and 2 No. DDA Compliant entrance ramps were also included.

The interior was designed to meet the stringent Network Rail DNA specification. This helps to create a productive, colourful and creative working environment. Internally the MDU Facility features include Heat & Cool air conditioning, PIR lighting for improved sustainability, a combination of Marleyflor Plus Safety Vinyl & Interface Equilibrium carpet tiled flooring, standalone fire alarm & intruder alarm systems and a fully fitted Kitchen.

The full Turnkey solution was completed in just 12 weeks and only 5 days were required for Modular-AR Limited to deliver and install the Network Rail Swindon building. This quick project completion time is up to 50% faster than is the project was completed traditionally.

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Rail & Transport
Great Western Railway - Westbury

Great Western Railway - Westbury

  • Client - Sisk Rail
  • Project size - 432m²
  • Completion - 12 weeks
  • Train Crew Depot
  • Ground floor - Mess room, Quiet room, Booking On Point, Male & Female Locker rooms, Cleaner room, WC's
  • 1st floor - Driver Manager/Driver Comp Managers Office, Drivers Rules/Interview room, Guards Rules/Interview room, Store room, Meeting room, Guards Manager/Depot Admin/Guards Comp Managers Office

The Westbury branch of Great Western Railway required new Train Crew Facilities which Module-AR Limited were awarded the contract to design, manufacture and install.

The building was constructed of 10 No. modules in a 2 storey format. Steel external doors, UPVC double glazed windows and Plastisol was chosen for the external walls and fascia to provide a long-lasting structure that is maintenance free. Internally, the building was installed with 2.4m high suspended ceilings and a 3.5kN/m² floor loading. Carpet tiles were fitted in all Offices and Meeting rooms, whereas Polysafe vinyl was installed in the Kitchen and WC's to ensure an easy to clean and hard wearing surface.

The ground floor of the Great Western Railway building features a 110 No. person double-height Locker room, a Booking On Point, a Mess room (with fridge, sink and water cooler), Quiet room, female Locker/Shower room, Corridor and WC's. To reach the first floor of the structure there is an external covered stairwell which takes staff into a Corridor accompanied by a Driver Manager/Driver Comp Managers Office, Drivers Rules/Interview room, Guards Rules/Interview room, Store room, Meeting room and Guards Manager/Depot Admin/Guards Comp Managers Office.

The full building was delivered in just 2 No. days which is what made the Module-AR Limited building solution the most attractive to Great Western Railway. The Train Crew Facilities are situated next to the train line, however Module-AR Limited were still able to crane the modules in to position with minimal stress and hassle. Overall the project was completed in 12 weeks which included the design, manufacture and installation of the building.

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Great Western Railway - Westbury

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"Module-AR worked efficiently and communicated well with the school.They really wanted to understand what our needs were, and successfully met them."
Woodhill Primary School
"Module-AR designed a building that followed our architects’ specification delivering a high quality and easy to maintain building which operates well for the Elland Road Park and Ride patrons."
Paul Hammer – Engineer, Leeds County Council
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