Work Winning

Axial help to secure more wins for Balfour Beatty

Case Study – Core Valley Lines Pway & Traction Power

Client – Balfour Beatty

December 2018 – February 2019

Contracting Model – Professional Services Subcontract

Axial managed to get off to a great start to their work winning service as we supported Balfour Beatty in securing the £250m Track Partnership contract. The contract win means that BB will renew track and drainage underneath the capital for the next ten years and keep London moving. Immediately following on from that success; Axial has maintained their 100% win ratio. Axial again provided bid leadership and tender writing services to generate three more contract wins for BB and another new client in the shape of  Transport for Wales. The three packages were

  • Complex Pway
  • Non Complex Pway
  • Traction Power

Initially engaged to provide Early Contractor support it is expected that the successful contractor will go on to deliver the schemes which are collectively worth ~£100m.

About the Project

The Core Valley Lines (CVL) represents Phase 2 of the South Wales Metro, a £738 million project that will improve connectivity for the 1.5 million people who live and work in the Cardiff Capital Region. The proposed infrastructure improvements will enable improved journey times and increased service frequency on each line of route between Cardiff and Merthyr Tydfil, Aberdare, Treherbert, Rhymney and Coryton.

The infrastructure improvements include:

  • Strategic track doubling and passing loops;
  • 25kVA Overhead Line Electrification to 172km of track with permanently earthed sections to minimise disruptive work to structures;
  • Improvements to all 52 stations within the CVL;
  • New stations at Crwys Road, Treforest Estate, Gabalfa, Loundon Square and Cardiff Bay;
  • Extension of the Cardiff Bay line;

Development of a new rolling stock depot and network control centre in Taffs Well.

Roles Supplied

Bid Director

Planning and Programme Support

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