Case Study: Kenilworth Railway StationMain Contractor: GRAHAM Construction
Ainsworth Civils worked with GRAHAM Construction on the development of the long awaited renewed train station in Kenilworth, Coventry. The previous Kenilworth Station closed in 1965 and since then the population of the town has doubled to 24,000. Warwickshire council commissioned the reopening of the station in order to ease traffic congestion, support an increasing population and improve the local economy.
To enable the expected increased footfall through the station, two new platforms had to be constructed. Ainsworth Civils installed the pile caps, laid the foundations and concrete beams for both platforms. With disabled access and lifts to both platforms the station is now fully DDA compliant for the very first time.
All this was achieved while maintaining the character of the original station by retaining and refurbishing the footbridge across the tracks. Ainsworth Civils installed concrete lift shaft bases for a new fully enclosed Equality Act-compliant bridge and lifts, constructed alongside the original footbridge to allow disabled access.
Ainsworth Civils laid the foundations for the new ticket office which includes a passenger waiting facility and secure cycle shelters. We also constructed the retaining walls bordering the new car park.
Zero incidents and accidents, resulting in Ainsworth Civils being awarded further GRAHAM Construction contracts This project was executed with the usual zero incidents and accidents, resulting in Ainsworth Civils being awarded further GRAHAM Construction contracts.
“We believe that working in partnership with our supply chain in a more sustainable way enables us to find practical, safer methods of operating, which ultimately deliver improved performance and best value for clients. Ainsworth Civils are a valued supply chain partner, living up to the high standards required from our subcontractors and we would employ their services in the future.”
John Rainey, GRAHAM Construction Site Manager