L.B. Foster

We deliver exceptional project services including the integration of telecoms and fire protection systems. Additionally we offer innovation in telecoms and fire protection design, bespoke solutions for the transit, energy and commercial sectors.

Our inspirational telecommunications, security systems and fire protection solutions for the transport and commercial sectors keep critical infrastructure moving.

Our performance critical engineering solutions fulfil an essential role in maintaining the safe, secure and reliable daily operation of rail networks.


L.B. Foster operates from its design and operational centres in central London and Essex. We enjoy a rich rail heritage. We were set up by a team of experienced rail professionals to provide valued and dedicated services to the rail sector. Now our range of innovative products and services has been developed specifically for the wider transport, utility and commercial sectors.

We are a leading independent telecommunications and security systems integrator, serving the transport and commercial sectors. Our teams of experienced engineers are hard at work on critical infrastructure projects. You’re as likely to see L.B. Foster Telecoms engineers working on London’s new Crossrail project as you are to see them installing important communications systems on Network Rail platforms or in road tunnels or on airports.

Fire Protection

LB Foster’s Fire Protection division offer a full range of Fire Protection, HVAC, Public Health and complimentary Mechanical & Electrical services, from design stage through to supply, installation and final testing and commissioning to recognised industry standards.

Our team incorporate a wealth of experience, successfully resolving the any issues arising within complex Fire Alarm / Suppression, Mechanical and Electrical packages of works, enabling an excellent collaborative relationship with our clients delivering levels often exceeding our clients’ requirements and expectations.

Business History

Telecoms - TEW Plus LTD

The growth of our telecoms solution centre has been unprecedented with a business managing over £30m in projects, including Crossrail, LuL and other major transit schemes. The acquisition of TEW Plus Ltd in 2015 has accelerated the business centres skills, staff levels and project capability. The legacy TEW Plus business is based in Essex but also now includes offices in Central London and Sheffield. The business attracts project around the UK in markets other than transit such as energy, security and surveillance.

Fire Protection

Our Fire Protection division was established in 2019, since then L.B. Foster have achieved the following accreditations

  • Design, Supply, Installation, Servicing & Commissioning of all Fire Alarm & Detection Services (LPS 1014 Approved Contractor Accreditation)
  • Design, Supply, Installation, Servicing & Commissioning of Fire Sprinkler Suppression Services (LPS 1048 Approved Contractor Accreditation)
  • Approved Econaqua Low Pressure Water Mist Design, Supply, Installation & Commissioning provider.
  • Approved Design, Supply and Installer of JCI Tyco Inert Gas Suppression products.
  • ASD (Vesda) Approved Design, Installation & Commissioning providers.