Case Study Automation and Materials Handling

Imtech - Nottingham Hub Station GRIP 5-8 bracketry design and supply

The £60m redevelopment of Nottingham Station was completed in 2014, creating a new gateway to the city. The station is now a key hub for onward travel, connecting trains seamlessly with Nottingham’s integrated tram and bus network.

Introduction

The £60m redevelopment of Nottingham Station was completed in 2014, creating a new gateway to the city. The station is now a key hub for onward travel, connecting trains seamlessly with Nottingham’s integrated tram and bus network.

As part of the station’s overarching refurbishment plans, all telecommunications systems were replaced, including CCTV, CIS, PA, PHP, master clock, and the LAN/WAN. New systems were designed and deployed across platforms 1 – 7, the station concourse, booking hall, ticket hall and Port Cochere, as well as the station’s dispersal bridge, middle overbridge, staff car park and new cycle compound.

L.B. Foster Telecoms (TEW Plus Ltd) worked with Imtech, the engineering services, technical facilities management and systems integration specialists. The Detailed Design Deliverable was a Network Rail GRIP stage 5 document based on Network Rail’s Governance for Railway Investment Projects (GRIP).

Requirement

The scope of telecommunications and safety works required at Nottingham Hub Station included a combination of our integrated telecoms and safety solutions:

  • CCTV
  • PA
  • CIS
  • PHPs
  • Clocks
  • Station LAN fiber backbone
  • Configuration of VLANs and IP addressing for SISS assets (with EMT assistance)
  • Copper telephone backbone.

Our Solution

L.B. Foster Telecoms (Tew Plus Ltd) undertook a detailed survey of Nottingham Station, including all platforms, ticket office, booking hall, Porte Cochere and staff and ancillary areas. Based on intelligence gained from this survey, we developed bespoke design solutions for cable containment, CCTV, zonal PA, Roving Public Announcement, PHP, CIS and clocks.

Due to the station’s listed status, siting and mounting of speakers and CIS screens was a particular challenge. The design and placement of speakers in the station’s Porte Cochere was critical given its large volume to enable it to meet the required RASTI levels. The area was modelled and the design meets the required RASTI.

Forty-eight existing CIS displays were supplemented by an additional 32 new CIS landscape and portrait type displays. All cabling and mounting was individually designed and deployed dependent on installation location.

“What we look for in any project is expert advice and guidance. The team at L.B. Foster Telecoms delivered on all counts, offering experience and expertise that meant the final installed solution achieved exactly what was needed. What shone through was the team’s inherent understanding of the challenges we face in the rail sector and the ability to identify great solutions.”

, Project Manager, Imtech
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