Network Rail – Cost Benefit Assessment

Network Rail appointed Faithful+Gould to undertake a sustainability review of the company's operation which involved looking at how BREEAM and CEEQUAL assessment methods used on buildings and civil infrastructure could be achieved in a more cost effective way. 

Faithful+Gould's cost effective approach to achieving the required BREEAM and CEEQUAL levels involved reordering the sequence of who does what when, empowering and naming key parts of the supply chain to respond to individual BREEAM requirements, making performance more transparent so healthy completion occured within the integrated teams; leading to a 1-2 per cent cost savings in achieving the BREEAM levels for new stations.

In addition Faithful+Gould assisted Network Rail in the development of their whole life cost model and the development of other non monetised sustainability benefits such as linking daylight in maintenance facilities to productivity and health and safety, local job creation and apprenticeships.

The study provided Network Rail with a clear understanding of the sustainability priority areas as well as the budgetary implications. Faithful+Gould also developed a bespoke strategy for cost effective BREEAM and CEEQUAL compliance.

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