Frankham have been appointed to undertake the role of ‘Health and Safety Reviewer’ on behalf of Network Rail with Costain acting as the Principal Designer under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The project comprises the redevelopment of underused space in order to provide suitable retail facilities for the public, the proposals include units for shops, bars and restaurants.
In order to allow for the development of new retail units, Network Rail Properties made proposals to develop the stations existing Victorian arches thus creating shell and core units, which would then be occupied by well known retailers. Specific attention has been paid to the location of the units and the close proximity of existing station platforms all of which needed to be sufficiently documented and reviewed during the design phase.
The aim of the project is to provide the UK’s fourth busiest station with modern, convenient station facilities that provide a number of products and services.
As Health and Safety Reviewer Frankham have been involved from design conception through to construction phase and handover, reviewing the proposed designs for the units and providing feedback to designers where there were issues in relation to health and safety matters such as general access or maintenance. Another aspect of our role includes working alongside the various retailers design teams in order to ensure designer’s risk assessments are compiled which accurately address the risks associated with the installations within the units whilst also taking into account the daily station activities.
In essence, Frankham have been acting as an assistant to the Principal Designer ensuring each retail tenant produces all the information in the agreed format to meet Network Rail current guidelines, we have been continuously working with tenants to ensure the required information is provided to an acceptable standard and successfully provided to the Principal Designer, as a result of this streamlined process many units are now operational at London Bridge Station whilst the construction of the remaining units is underway.