Concrete Sleeper Factory, Bescot

We provided design consultancy services to support Rail One, Buckingham Group Contract Ltd and Network Rail for the new Concrete Sleeper Manufacturing Facility in Bescot. The overall project consists of three primary works packages: the Sleeper Manufacturing Facility, the Bescot Down Goods Yard redevelopment, and a new adopted Link Road. 


Key details

Project name

Concrete Sleeper Factory, Bescot 


Network Rail, Rail One & Buckingham Group 



Services provided: 

- Lead Designer / Coordinators 

- Structural & Civil Engineering 

- Building Design & Architecture 

- Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Engineering 

- Highway & Draining Design 

- Acoustic Engineering 

- Landscape Architecture 

- CDM Principal Designer 

- Town & Country Planning Design 


The complex site conditions and constraints meant that the space planning for the facility needed to be delivered within the most efficient footprint area without compromising existing railway operations.  

Sensitive environmental receptors needed the design solutions to meet very high environmental standards, with the BREEAM targets for the Sleeper Facility buildings to be set at Excellent and Very Good. 

Town and Country planning aspiration require the facility design to be carefully conducted. This steered us to design the primary building elevations on a deconstructed theme to minimise their visual impact upon the surrounding environment. 


Australian Rail Track Corporation, Inland Rail Program


An extensive landscape scheme provides natural habitat creation and an ecological embedment of the development into its surrounding landscape. 

A new Link Road will direct existing and new heavy goods vehicle traffic to the Bescot Up and Down Goods Yard away from residential properties. The redevelopment of the wider Down Goods Yard will streamline track access to the Sleeper Facility whilst optimising rail traffic across the Down Yard.  

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