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Design Management

Good design management enables you to identify a need and translate this into a detailed brief to enable designers to produce a design of the solution.  SLC Rail works with you to understand your needs and overlay the wider infrastructure constraints and developments. We form part of your team, to help you make informed decisions in the design process of shaping the development.

Our design managers have a clear understanding of the design process standards, legislative constraints, Network Rail and other key stakeholder processes and translate this into a design specification to fit your budget. Our network of contacts within Network Rail and TOCs and our close working relationship with them is invaluable, as it provides us with an in-depth understanding of their working practices and strategic drivers.

Our core areas of expertise

We can manage your development project from feasibility through to delivery by managing the design delivery. Through following GRIP (Network Rail’s Governance for Railway Investment Projects), we ensure greater certainty, avoid scope creep and keep to all the relevant standards and constraints. SLC Rail can procure and manage the design teams (including designers and architects) as well as liaising with all the relevant parties as and when appropriate: Network Rail, the Environment Agency, local land owners, Fire and Rescue, British Transport Police.

Our core design management capabilities by stage are:

  • Feasibility – working with your team and appointed contractors, we assess the feasibility of the scheme to identify various options for scheme progression.
  • Option scoping – we will work with you to identify the various development options for the scheme to meet your core objectives, identifying which meets your requirements.
  • Development – work with the contracted design teams and architects as well as involving other parties such as Network Rail and stakeholders to develop the overall design concept.
  • Outline & Detailed design –Managing the design teams and architects as well as other contractors and stakeholders within the detailed design phase to ensure that the design meets the scheme scope, is fully compliant, and is progressing to budget and the timescales set by the programme.
  • Construction, Testing and Commissioning – We are on hand to clear blockages and ensure any changes to the design that are required are minimised and performed efficiently.

SLC Rail continues to work with you to ensure that any specification issues are resolved and the path is cleared to handover and project closeout.

Next steps

To find out more or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact us on 0121 285 2622.

Design management for rail schemes

Contact us

Call: 0121 285 2622

Email: enquiries@slcrail.com


Our offices:

Guildhall Buildings, 12 Navigation Street, Birmingham, B2 4BT

Bank Quay House, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1NN


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