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Project 4 – Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Footbridges

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Introducing… Project 4. The first of four Physical Asset Demonstrator projects here at TIES Living Lab and also known as the ‘AVA Footbridge’ project. The project is managed by Ross Chipperfield of Quantum Infrastructure, on behalf of X-Treme Systems Ltd. The team also includes:

Project Objectives:

  • Revolutionise the way we approach, design, manufacture and install station footbridge design
  • Design and manufacture an innovative footbridge with the following key elements:
    • Pre-approved system for shorter pre-construction time
    • Faster assembly for reduced costs
    • Minimised negative climate impact
    • Revolutionary dry, prefabricated foundation
    • High quality, durable materials
    • Putting passengers first
    • Access for all
    • Robust mechanics
    • Weather resistant
    • Positive social impact
    • Any station, anywhere

Project Outcomes:

  • Maximise off-site manufacturing and site preassembly to minimise temporary station works
  • Save money, save time and save distribution
  • Rapid assembly approach
  • Beneficial whole life cost balance of service life against cost/resources/energy
  • Enable greater investment efficiency of footbridges across the transport sector

The overarching purpose for the project is to meet or exceed the targets in the UK Government 2025 Construction strategy33% lower costs, 50% faster delivery, 50% lower emissions and 50% improvement in exports.