Steaming Ahead

Monday, May 16th, 2011

PCMS is currently working on an interesting project for Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway (C&PRR). The historic railway is a popular local tourist and railway enthusiast’s centre on the edge of the Chiltern Hills which opens at weekends and holiday times offering steam and diesel train rides along a stretch of some 3.5 miles of former Great Western Railway track

When Taylor Wimpley Homes announced plans to redevelop a large site immediately adjacent to the railway at the former Chinnor Cement Works, an opportunity arose to make some additions and improvements to the railway’s buildings

So now, subject to planning permission, C&PRR volunteers are seeking to build a loco and carriage storage and maintenance shed to be used for their stock of old trains. The proposed shed is 48 x 10 x 5.5 metres (480m2) – large enough to hold all of the equipment and machinery needed. The construction is based upon a steel portal frame with metal clad walls and roof. Detailed plans have been drawn up and a fundraising campaign is underway.

Our role is to provide Construction (Design & Management) Co-ordination Services with the primary function of managing health & safety risks, and to ensure that C&PRR comply with their statutory requirements under the CDM (Construction, Design and Management Regulations) 2007.

Project Manager Alex Bond is leading the CDM Co-ordination activities. As a competent engineer, project manager and CDM Co-ordinator, with experience of industrial, commercial, residential and public-sector construction projects over the last 15 years, he works collaboratively with clients, designers and contractors and is committed to supporting the project process. He is looking forward to seeing the project reach completion.

For more information about C&PRR and the maintenance shed fundraising campaign, please click here: http://www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/