West Midlands Metro – Depot and Line 1 Modification West Midland
The extension and enhancement of the Midland Metro Operations and Maintenance Depot and upgrade to Line 1.
The existing depot is a 24/7 365-day operations and maintenance centre and, as such, it has been critical to ensure that the project is undertaken and organised in a manner that both limits disturbance to the operator whilst achieving an economical construction timetable.
Ridge provided project management services across the development and delivery of the scheme which comprised extensive reconfiguration including increased workshop facilities, maintenance births and office areas, along with additional stabling sidings and associated track work and Overhead Line Equipment (OLE), upgrading of the Traction Power supply and construction of a new standalone Testing and Commissioning Building.
Tram fleet Depot
Ridge worked closely with the operator to ensure that the depot was in a state of readiness for the commencement of the construction works.
In preparing the contract documents, Ridge put in place project specific constraints and obligations and has been instrumental in the preparation of legal agreements between Centro and the operator.
The existing Depot is a 24/7 365-day operations and maintenance center