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East Midlands Railway

Etches Park Redevelopment project


Vextrix has been appointed by our client East Midlands Railway to provide Project and Cost Management support on the Etches Park Redevelopment project. Etches Park is a railway traction and rolling stock maintenance depot operated by East Midlands Railway, located in Derby.

The Design and Build project is a £29m upgrade, comprising of the creation of a new maintenance shed adjacent to the existing maintenance shed, new office building, new carriage washer, extension of existing fuelling and CET road and a new canopy on the fuelling and CET road.

The works aim to improve the available facilities and upgrade the depot infrastructure to accommodate the incoming EMR Class 810 Trains. The Principal Contractor is Buckingham Group and Vextrix is working directly for EMR as the delivery agent.

Vextrix is leading with the contract administration of the NEC contract as well as project controls management including programme governance. Additionally, the team produced periodic cost and progress reports for inclusion in the client monthly governance reports.

The client required support from an experienced team and appointed Vextrix to deliver the project, providing the required support and the establishment of a robust and experienced project team. Vextrix integrated into the team with a client centric approach to delivery, providing a seamless project management offering.

Duties included but were not limited to:


  • NEC Contract administration
  • Stakeholder engagement and interface
  • Programme assessment
  • Variation assessment
  • Cost reporting
  • Value engineering
  • Valuation assessment and processing
  • Risk management and evaluation
  • Extension of time assessment

The Project Management team provided an interface with the Principal Contractor and established a baseline scope, programme and cost, ensuring the project could move forward successfully. The team also introduced a centralised file sharing and depository system to ensure document issue and review is managed and monitored correctly.

Value Added: 

Vextrix specialises in rail project management and is therefore able to add significant value to the client by integrating with rail client teams and enhancing skills and resources. Our skills in the use and administration of NEC contracts, meant the team were able to help the client team to deepen their understanding of their duties and responsibilities under the contract and avoid undue costs and delay.