Enabling works

Linking into the temporary works capabilities, VVB has specialist skills in undertaking enabling works in order to facilitate the main civil construction or refurbishment works.

Enabling WorksThis involves the relocation and maintenance of existing live operational Mechanical, Electrical and Telecommunication systems during the construction phase to ensure that correct operational capability of the station, tunnel or other infrastructure is maintained.

Through careful analysis of the permanent works design against the existing layout of the MET asset, combining requirements of the designer with the civil construction methodology a holistic relocation scheme can be instigated.

This ensures that relocations are kept to a minimum through either design or methodology change, and that a system is relocated or replicated only when entirely necessary.

Coupled with VVB’s expert 3rd party management and co-ordination capability ensures that programme and cost are kept to a minimum.

  • Asset relocations
  • Modifications and extensions to existing systems
  • Replicate systems to enable decommissioning of existing assets
  • Holistic relocation strategy through full scope clash report process
  • Full system migrations

Working on rail projects in particular, VVB has particular enabling works experience in including:

  • Switch room Relocations
  • Equipment Room relocations – CER’s, SER’s etc
  • Ticket Office & Revenue equipment relocations
  • Operation room relocations – SSO’s, SOR’s etc
  • Gate line & Ticket Barrier relocations