LCP – West Midlands Interchange

Logistics Capital Partners

Project Summary

Burrows Graham have been appointed by Logistics Capital Partners to provide the civil and structural engineering design for the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange on land west of Junction 12 of the M6 in South Staffordshire, linked directly to the West Coast Mainline. The site wide infrastructure works comprise significant earthworks, drainage and mounding for the site which will ultimately provide 8M sq ft of logistics space. The project is of National Significance and gained Development Consent Order (DCO) approval in May 2020.

It is integral to the strategy that an earthworks balance is achieved across the site, this includes circa 1.8 million cu m of material movement. In line with the DCO parameters there are several screening mounds required around the perimeter of the site up to a height of 8m and a number of significant retaining structures will be required. One of the main engineering challenges is development in the area of the existing Quarry lagoons which will need dewatering prior to filling.

Key Engineering Challenges

  • Dewatering of large quarry lagoons
  • Major earthworks contract
  • Works affecting the West Coast Mainline, the Strategic Road Network (A5 / A449)
    and the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal requiring liaison with Network Rail, National Highways and the Canal and Rivers Trust.
  • Complex drainage solutions involving negotiations with the Environment Agency and
    Severn Trent Water.
Project Name: West Midlands Interchange
Architect: Chetwoods
Contractor: Winvic
Size: 8 Million sq ft
Completion date: On-going
Sector: Warehousing / Logistics