Docklands Light Railway - Capacity Enhancement Project

The project: Modification of existing stations and infrastructure to introduce longer, three-car trains across the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) network in order to provide additional capacity. Includes the provision of a new South Quay station and new grade separated junction at Canning Town. Works to be completed December 2010. Approximate project value: £250million.

Faithful+Gould provided the following services: Pre-contract cost management for construction or modification of various structures, stations, systems, (including OLE and signalling); optioneering; preparation of feasibility and outline design stage estimates; preparation of initial cost plan and subsequent updating/reporting to DLR board; input into risk and value management processes; validation of estimates provided by other consultants. Production of initial cashflow forecasts and subsequent updating, input into the preparation of tender documentation, commercial tender evaluation and recommendation, post contract commercial management of implementation contract.

The Challenge: Restricted sites creating logistical problems with construction sequencing, interface between DLR, London Underground Limited (LUL) and Network Rail, works adjacent to operational railway, minimising impact on customers and third parties. Outcome: Initial schemes at specific locations have been completed on time and to budget. Remaining works are currently on programme for delivery.

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