Raising the roof at Gatwick Airport station
Gatwick Airport is a vital social and economic hub, furthering the UK’s economic growth by welcoming more than 45 million passengers in 2018 alone.
Renovations at Gatwick, including extending rail platforms and altering the train station roof, provided RSK with an ideal opportunity to showcase its multidisciplinary services. It was vital that disruptions to the airport were minimal, so the group’s team worked when the station was less crowded. The services and surveys it completed were vast and detailed, including
• structural and intrusive asbestos surveys, including sample analysis
• ground-penetrating and topographic surveys
• a trial point survey
• trial pitting.
A client-specific project manager liaised with the client and fed teams pertinent information, which made the work programme run efficiently. “RSK is a one-stop shop for a lot of the pre-construction enabling work type surveys required, and it has rail credentials,” said the client. “I was impressed with the range of services from ground-penetrating radar to trial holes, asbestos surveys and point cloud modelling.”