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Manage Rail Risk - Accessing Land for Development

Manage Rail Risk - Accessing Land for Development

Opening up land for commercial and residential development can be a risky and costly business, particularly if access to that land is restricted by the strategic rail or road network.

One Team Wessex - Collaboration, Trust and Transparency

One Team Wessex - Collaboration, Trust and Transparency

Single source procurement within a collaborative, trusting and transparent setting has been central to Network Rail’s approach for delivering the 5 year IP Southern Multi-Functional Framework. Osborne are their selected design and build contractor on the Wessex route.

Modern Methods of Construction

Modern Methods of Construction

Creating a new infrastructure road link over the Great Western Railway was a major hurdle to our customer SEGRO expanding their Slough Industrial Estate facilities.

BIM  Level 2 - Benefits for Asset Enhancement

BIM Level 2 - Benefits for Asset Enhancement

Building Information Management (BIM) has enormous potential beyond the initial build. The talented team of professional engineers at Osborne are pushing the boundaries to maximise those benefits on refurbishment and enhancement schemes.

 

‘One Team Wessex’ - Design Standardisation on Access for All (AfA) Station Enhancements

‘One Team Wessex’ - Design Standardisation on Access for All (AfA) Station Enhancements

The Challenge

‘Step free’ access is vitally important to gain easy access to rail stations for every person. But its implementation can have both short and long term impacts on passengers and train operators. As professional advisers we balance the short term construction impacts against ongoing maintenance to develop whole life designs for our customers who own and maintain these assets.
On the Wessex route, we have listened to stakeholder needs and collaborated closely to meet those needs. By standardising our approach we are now delivering consistent solutions, in terms of end user experience and in terms of predictability of cost and time for Network Rail.
Combined with clear scoping and modern methods of construction, the standardisation of design elements has been critical to maximising return from investment for Network Rail on their Access for All (AfA) upgrades in Wessex.

Recognising excellence with Osborne apprentices

Recognising excellence with Osborne apprentices

At Osborne we recognise that we are only as good as our people. That is why we leave no stone unturned in ensuring we have the right people with the right skills to deliver for our customers. This commitment to training allows us to promote from within for many roles and build a successful culture of customer service excellence.

Great Crested Newts and Bats

Great Crested Newts and Bats

Increasingly, we work with our customers to go beyond prevention by designing to enhance habitats and increase biodiversity which leaves a lasting project legacy.

STOP Think! Safety and Performance Programme

STOP Think! Safety and Performance Programme

Achieving Zero harm is an enormous industry challenge. Legislation, process compliance and audit are statistically proven to not be enough!

Why? Because the underlying behaviours that drive people to make bad decisions, cut corners and work unsafely are not addressed.

 

CASE STUDY - BIM Level 2: Royal Holloway University of London Library

CASE STUDY - BIM Level 2: Royal Holloway University of London Library

The decision to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) was a major success factor for Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) in developing their £42 million state of the art library facility. The 3D model played a signficant part in controlling cost and time and crucially the 3D visualisation helped stakeholders understand the space.

Adur Ferry Bridge

Adur Ferry Bridge

The Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham-by-Sea was officially opened in November 2013 by HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Replacing its preceding 1920s footbridge which could no longer accommodate the needs of those who used it, the new structure has brought many benefits to the Shoreham community. It has since been presented with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) award for ‘Community Benefit’ at the South Coast Engineering Excellence Awards.

Click below to view a video of its story.

Breaking barriers to employment: Will's story

Breaking barriers to employment: Will's story

Will McInally is a 19 year old from Waltham Forest who, like many people his age, has had difficulty looking for work. However, for Will, this search has been made even more challenging by the fact that he has learning disabilities.

The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre for LSE

The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre for LSE

In May 2014, our Saw Swee Hock Student Centre for the London School of Economics (LSE) won two Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards. Not only did the innovative building scoop the regional ‘Central London RIBA Award 2014’, it was also awarded the coveted title of ‘RIBA London Building of the Year 2014’.