BCS Design co-directors Martin Cure and Steve Osbaldeston
Clare Burnett

Leeds structural engineering firm completes £700k rail project for Carillion

Leeds-based BCS Design, a civil and structural engineering consultancy has completed a £700k rail project for Carillion as part of the government’s Thameslink programme in the South East of England.

The consultancy was commissioned to design and build new railway sidings and train cleaning and maintenance facilities as part of an upgrade at Brighton railway station, a project which itself forms part of the £6.5 billion government-sponsored Thameslink initiative to transform north-south travel through London.

Steve Osbaldeston, managing director of BCS Design, said: “We deal on a daily basis with road and rail infrastructure work but this project at Brighton was an important project for us as a growing Yorkshire firm.

“It marks a step up for us as our first large multi-disciplinary job, and it has already led to us being commissioned to carry out two further similar projects for Carillion at Horsham and Cambridge.”

BCS Design, which began life a decade ago in Osbaldeston’s spare bedroom in North Yorkshire, has grown to become a £6.4m turnover business with 38 staff, based across its Leeds and London offices.

The consultancy has seen increasing demand for its design and engineering skills in rail and road projects across the UK, for clients such as Balfour Beatty and Laing O’Rourke as well as Carillion.

BCS Design’s project for Carillion at Brighton included the delivery of new stabling, carriage wash and waste disposal as well as new track, lighting, CCTV and power supply at a redundant siding adjacent to the main line into Brighton Stations.

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