Since the early 19th century and the first shuddering breath of life of Stephenson's rocket, railways have been the arteries of most economies. Allowing vast numbers of people and goods to get where they need to be.
With populations growing rapidly and roads becoming more congested, investment in rail has never been so important. For example, railways in the UK now carry more passengers than at any time in the past six decades on a network that is 40 percent smaller than is was in the 1950s. It is no wonder that in many countries investment levels are on the rise, with pressure to deliver projects quickly and at good value to tax payers.
Rail carries an enormous amount of goods and people, creates opportunities and connects families and communities which means different stakeholders needs have to be carefully balanced. Our approach, which combines construction and consultancy expertise, provides clients with the technical ability, approach and techniques to allow them to make informed real-time decisions and keep projects on track.
Our work at Birmingham New Street for Network Rail created a new modern facility that has seen customer satisfaction rocket, and required us to manage a complex, multi-phased programme in the UK's second largest city. Meeting this challenge required a team that had the best expertise from Britain and around the world.
What we offer
Whether a shining new station hub or a complex multi-phased programme, our combined consultancy and construction knowledge means we know what is possible, while having the experts to manage the approvals and secure buy in from the right people. We can establish the right project controls to give you the security and visibility you need, while innovating to solve some of rail's most complex challenges.
Sean GrayDirector of Transport and Infrastructure, ConsultancyEmail
“The work Network Rail has done with Mace to develop Birmingham New Street station has been extraordinary. Together we have transformed a dark, unwelcoming and overcrowded station with poor access for passengers beyond recognition. Birmingham now has a bigger, better, brighter station which has transformed the experience of millions of passengers.”