Delivering specialist survey and design expertise into critical rail projects

We help deliver ambitious schemes for vital rail infrastructure improvements which are transforming the network to meet the growing demands of freight and passengers whilst taking cognisance of the push towards Net Zero by 2050.

Working in partnership with architects, designers, contractors, and clients, such as Network Rail, Train Operating Companies and TfL, our seasoned team of experts delivers Civil, Structural, MEP and Telecoms (SISS) engineering design, alongside specialist survey consultancy services, for a wide range of projects - from new-build and refurbished stations and buildings, depots and lineside structures, through to infrastructure lighting upgrades.

With our design and survey expertise, plus a full understanding of the Network Rail and Train Operating Companies GRIP and PACE design approval processes, we can get your project moving quickly and seamlessly, right from the start, meeting your project objectives and reducing risk.

Rail Expertise and Services

We have been working on rail projects in the UK since our inception. Our experience spans the retrofit, refurbishment, development and maintenance of existing systems and assets to design, approval, validation, and implementation of new schemes. We support our clients throughout the project life cycle across GRIP and PACE stages to deliver resilient, reliable, and sustainable engineering solutions.


  • Civil & Structural
  • MEP
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • SISS
  • Surveys

Specialist Services

  • OLE Design
  • Traction E&B
  • Signaling
  • Op Comms
  • Architectural
  • Environmental

Value Added Services

  • Specialist HV Earthing Design
  • Lightning Protection
  • Specialist Lighting
  • Building Physics
  • Expert Witness
  • Intrusive Surveys
  • Point Cloud Surveys
  • Acoustic Modelling
  • Structural Inspections
  • Bridge Examinations
  • Reactive call-outs
  • CDM Principal Designer Capabilities
  • CRE & CEM Roles
  • DPE & PE Roles

Delivering rail network improvements

Since our inception, we have delivered over 600 critical rail infrastructure and asset upgrade projects of varied sizes and complexities across the UK.

Hither Green Rewire & Relight Schemes

Rewire & Relight Schemes – UK Wide

M25 Reactive Maintenance & Enhancement Works

Reactive Maintenance & Enhancement Works

Depot Refurbishment & Enhancement

Depot Refurbishment & Enhancement

Access for All (AfA schemes)

Access for All (AfA) Schemes

Major Station Refurbishment

Major Station Refurbishment

Railway & Freight Sidings Schemes

Railway & Freight Sidings Schemes

Rail Projects

Our highly experienced MEP and Civils consultants collaborate with architects and Tier-1 and Tier-2 contractors on a wide range of rail infrastructure and asset improvement projects. From new build to station improvements, our detailed knowledge of rail assets and expert survey and design skills help reduce project risk and compress project timeframes. We have successfully delivered projects, covering.

  • Access for All (AFA) Schemes
  • National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP) Schemes
  • Station Improvements
  • Re-wire/Re-light
  • Rail Operating Centres (ROC)
  • Junction Lighting
  • Signalling Centres
  • HCE Surveys
  • Depots
  • Drivers Accommodations
  • Platform Extensions
  • Car Parks
  • Retail Property
  • New Station Buildings
  • Railway Sidings
  • Bridge Inspections
  • DfT Accessibility Audits
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Upgrades

Our clients


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Commitment to quality

Certifications and qualifications are not just a tick in the box here at Crayside Consulting. We take quality seriously, with up-to-date certifications, such as Constructionline GOLD and RISQS and staff who are highly experienced and qualified in delivering a quality service, tailored to the rail industry.

We have extensive experience in implementing projects to meet the vigorous Network Rail and Train Operating Companies (TOC) GRIP and PACE design approval processes, and fully understand the different Network Rail Routes approval processes, along with the standard design and operating procedures needed to meet the engineering assurance process set out in NR/L2/CIV/003 and NR/L2/RSE/02009.


Rail Certifications

  • ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management
  • ISO 14001:2015 for Environment Management
  • ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety
  • Constructionline GOLD

Rail Qualified Engineers

  • ‘Contractor’s Responsible Engineer (CRE)’
  • ‘Contractor’s Engineering Manager (CEM)’
  • Designated Project Engineer (DPE) & Project Engineer (PE)

Rail Case Studies

Waterloo & Basingstoke Control Centre

MEP, Civils, Structures, Digital & Telecom.

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BAM Nuttall Hither Green

Multi-disciplinary design for full station re-wire and re-light

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