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Engineering and transportation services

This development includes multi-modal transport facilities such as bus terminals, underground and overland rail stations, and parking for 4,500 vehicles.

Opus was engaged to work on the project by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

The development includes new multi-modal transport facilities comprising:

  • Two bus terminals
  • Two underground rail stations
  • An overland railway station
  • A parking facility for 4,500 vehicles
  • Local highway improvement works

We collaborated with the Council’s legal team to prepare Section 278 highway agreements for £12 million of associated highway works. We peer reviewed the transport assessment to confirm the impact on the surrounding network and identify necessary improvements to highway infrastructure. The work included road safety auditing, assessing proposed cycle and pedestrian facilities and developing a Variable Messaging System (VMS) related to the car park management.

Due to the scale of the project and pressures on Council resources, Opus provided staff, ranging from technicians to senior engineers, on secondment to the council to provide essential client support in design and management of highway improvements, safety and traffic management schemes and maintenance and asset management functions.

These employees were based at the authority – an integral part of the Council’s engineering teams. Our engineers assisted the Council in negotiations with planners, designers, conservation officers and architects to achieve a holistic approach to the design of the highway works.

Representing the Council, we project managed the highway works. We liaised with Westfield, their consultants TfL, and neighbouring boroughs on highway and environmental aspects of the development. Close supervision and continual negotiation with affected parties were important for completing the works to the best achievable outcomes for the highways.