Client: Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transport UK’s contract with Rail for London covers the supply, delivery and maintenance of new 200m-long trains for Crossrail.
Bombardier are manufacturing and assembling the trains at their Derby plant and the first was delivered in late 2017. The new fleet will be progressively introduced to the existing rail network, well in advance of services commencing through Crossrail's central section in December 2018.
Bombardier awarded Taylor Woodrow the contract to design and construct a train maintenance and stabling depot, at the Old Oak Common redevelopment - railway land, comprising of a redundant diesel maintenance depot and the Coronation sidings.
Working with our specialist design partners, we have developed a Hybrid Renewable Energy Scheme to meet the energy demands of the project. Working from the baseline of the thermal load demand, the design utilises site-wide LED lighting, solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Combined Heating and Power units, linked with a thermal energy store in an integrated system switching between energy sources as demand and availability dictate. The system exceeds client and planning requirements delivering significant monetary and environmental savings, which will be used as best practice to deliver the same benefits to future projects.