Silver Sites Status

Osborne’s Winchfield Cutting Renewal site in Hampshire and its Fairfield Bridge Replacement in London have bagged silver sites in Network Rails Route to Gold.

Route to Gold is a performance measurement initiative within the IP Southern supply chain. The initiative aims to promote collaborative working behaviours, reduce costs caused by re-work and embed a culture of continuous improvement within the rail industry.

The Osborne site team are carrying out works at Winchfield to regenerate the failed embankment cutting which had the potential to cause disruption to the operational railway. The works include removing the slipped material, constructing a gabion wall at the toe of the cutting, installing benching to the embankment, infilling with Class 1A fill material to the embankment and re-grading the slope followed by hydro seeding the embankment.

At Fairfield Bridge in Wandsworth the team, worked tirelessly over Easter during a 100 hour blockade, to safely and successfully replace the life-expired Fairfield Road Under-bridge. The original four track bridge was replaced with four separate single span steel “U-decks” – all made possible through our collaborative working, the commitment and professionalism of all our people, including our customer and specialist supply partners.