The £32 million Network Rail Operation and Training Facility which will control the Anglian rail network. The ROC is one of 12 new facilities that replaced the existing operating sites that control the entire UK rail network.
The ROC is three storeys in height, comprising a ground floor equipment room and first and second floor operating rooms. The building encompasses both sustainable design features and fit-for-purpose technical and operational functions.
BHC were appointed as the Structural Steelwork contractor by Volker Fitzpatrick for the supply, erection and fabrication of 374 tonnes of hot rolled steelwork. Additional works under BHC’s contract included the installation of precast planks and stairs and the design and supply of cast-in plates to the precast stair cores. The use of cast-in plates is a cost-effective solution as no site welding is required and the position of the plates can be rectified easier than the site welded detail.
The design of the building was co-ordinated using Building Information Modelling (BIM). The fully integrated Revit moel was used for clash detection and the inegration of building services.