Robroyston Station

  • Client: Abellio ScotRail
  • Role: Employer's Agent & Quantity Surveyor
  • Value: £5.8m
  • Programme: January 2019 - December 2019
  • Procurement: SBCC Design & Build
  • Location: Robroyston, Glasgow

Project Description

Construction of a new railway station in Robroyston. The project generally comprises the Design and Construction of new Station Platforms, pedestrian overbridge and car parking at the site of Robroyston Station.

These works include the following:-

  • New car park facilities to the North and South sides of the Station, comprising 263 Park and Ride spaces including 12 electric vehicle charging bays, 20 accessible parking bays and secure storage for 32 cycles. This enables vehicle and pedestrians access from both sides of the station, while the new road network provides direct access from the nearby M80.
  • Installation of two 150m GRP platforms.
  • Pedestrian overbridge, stairs and access lifts to provide access for all pedestrians to both platforms.
  • New electrical installation works to the station, including CCTV, External Lighting and alterations to the existing Overhead Line Electrification.
  • Extensive ground remediation works to the car park areas to rectify the ‘extreme peat’ found within the existing ground. This included the installation of 942 driven precast concrete piles and a highly resilient and flexible soil reinforcement geogrid.The works were carried out adjacent to a live train line environment, therefore various Network Rail procedures were implemented throughout the construction phase. This included working methodologies such as the control of isolations, possessions and Network Rail’s specific health and safety requirements.

Our Role / Scope

From contract award through to completion, Doig+Smith provided Quantity Surveying and Employer’s Agent services on behalf of Abellio ScotRail. This all-encompassing role required the construction consultants to administer the construction contract, together with management of costs and risks, delivering the project to Abellio ScotRail’s critical timescales.

Doig+Smith assumed a significant role in the first new railway station to be constructed under a new model for project delivery. By working together with colleagues in Network Rail, Transport Scotland, Glasgow City Council, SPT and Abellio ScotRail, to deliver the new station and open it to the public on time and within budget.

Benefits To Client

The team comprise of the following:

  • Combined services of Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveying ensured that variations and valuation systems worked seamlessly.
  • Management of the Cashflow and Funding Agreement’s feeding into the overall project cost.
  • Management of the Contractor and Programme to ensure the project was completed within the contracted timescale.
  • Delivering this project on time, within budget and to the exact specifications of ScotRail

Technical Capacity

The team comprise of the following:

  • Employer's Agent
  • Quantity Surveyor