SLC Rail, the rail station design and build specialist, has been selected to be part of First Group’s property projects consultancy framework.

The company is working in partnership with FJD Consulting on the framework and will support with providing station design and consultancy services.

The contract covers England and Wales and spans all First Group’s railway properties including more than 400 stations managed across the UK network and with more than £150m of construction work in its pipeline.

With experience in over 50 station projects and with a train operator within its group, SLC is well-placed to support First Group with its projects.

Ian Walters, managing director at SLC Rail said:  “We’re pleased to be supporting First Group with this framework, which has already led to SLC winning work with TransPennine Express and Great Western Railway.

“There has never been a more important time to do everything we can to attract people to rail, be that through enhancing stations or through improving the railway infrastructure.”

Stuart Parker, property director at First Group said: “We wanted to work with partners who not only understood the transportation and property sectors but also had an in-depth knowledge of best practice across the built environment, and a complementary added value attitude to provide better rail services, keep people moving and communities prospering across the country.”