The facility on Bombardier's Litchurch Lane site measures approximately 250m by 40m, enabling it to handle four ten-carriage trains.
The work included the construction of four multi-functional train lines, each with full length overhead lines and inspection pits containing a full range of services that will be fully accessible by rail at both ends, connecting into the existing test track facilities.
Fibregrid Composites Engineering, the UK's leading provider of GRP safety solutions were approached by principal contractor, Balfour Beatty to provide open and covered mesh grating to various locations at Litchuch Lane.
GRP and open mesh grating is versatile, reliable, high quality flooring and a credible alternative to steel mesh grating. With proven reliability in high traffic areas giving excellent slip resistance it works equally well in all sorts of aggressive and corrosive environments and at extremes of temperature.
Based on more than 40 years' experience using advanced GRP products Fibregrid were able to offer Balfour Beatty a turnkey design, manufacture, fabrication and installation service within an extremely short time frame. Fibregrid's Fabrication Services Group has successfully completed more than 50,000 fabrication and installation projects worldwide.
Fibregrid's approach combined with industry expertise, knowledge, specialist trade skills and hands-on management meant the GRP element of the project was delivered on time/budget and to the complete satisfaction of the client.