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TransPennine Express

CCIF - Customer and Community Improvement Fund - Refurbishment at 5 stations.

We are currently working with TransPennine Express to provide Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer Services on their £1.4m refurbishment programme at 5 stations. These include Hull, Dewsbury, Manchester Airport, Malton, Scarborough, and Huddersfield with four out of the six stations being listed buildings.

The refurbishment includes WC’s, ticket offices, customer facilities and Changing Places. Standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all people with a disability. Extra equipment and space is needed for those people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. This allows them to use the toilets safely and comfortably.

Through our Diversity Impact Assessments, we are able to make recommendations so that the design of the scheme works well for employees and the passengers using the stations.

Lessons learnt

Through lessons learnt at Huddersfield station, an alternative product and structure design was considered to provide a low maintenance end product at Hull station. Early investigation also ensured extra funding was secured to repair a structure and make it fit for purpose for the next 30 years.

Manchester Airport Group also had a complex ownership structure. A more detailed consultation process was required to ensure full engagement. A union consultation process was also required for Malton and Scarborough stations which would ideally have started at an earlier stage.

"These projects can be held up as examples of how to deliver a project collectively, on time and well within the budget."