On the 8th October 2018, Derby Midland Station fully re-opened to passengers for the first time after 79 days of remodelling works in and around the station and surrounding areas with minimal disruption to a live operating station. The project, one of Network Rail’s biggest ever engineering schemes, has been hailed a huge success due to the shear amount of work carried out in such a short time period. More than 15 kilometres of new track was laid, 150,000 tonnes of new ballast and 21,177 new sleepers were installed as well as a new bay platform (Platform 6 & 7) for both passenger and emergency services. During the peak time of construction works, over 900 people were on site each day, spread across three shifts. All of this was achieved during one of Britain’s hottest summers with temperatures soaring into the 30’s.
Principal Contractor, Galliford Try working in close collaboration with Network Rail, Severn Trent Water and Derby City Council appointed Kemada to deliver an extensive electrical package including an upgrade to the mains intake, new sub-main power supplies, station lighting and power distribution.
Kemada site teams and engineers working rigorously around the clock and in close partnership with Galliford Try and our supply chain including Design Plan & Abacus Lighting, were able to deliver this project to meet the customers tight programme and expectations. The new island platform required lighting along the entire 320 metres length which required a mixture of lighting columns and over 100no. LED luminaries fitted to the underside of the canopy, attached to over 500 metres of cable containment. As well as an upgrade the mains intake, power distribution was installed to several retail units, communications equipment, air conditioning systems and SISS (Station Information & Security Systems) services.
With all the challenges presented to us throughout, Kemada are proud to have been part of such a prestigious project which has been a huge success to everyone involved.