Cooksbridge Railway Station – Platform Extension Cooksbridge Railway Station, Cooksbridge (East Sussex)
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Cooksbridge Railway Station, Cooksbridge (East Sussex)
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Nigel Abbott
Associate Partner, Infrastructures
01962 790 634 Email me About Nigel
Nigel is an Associate Partner in the Infrastructure Southern Team based in Winchester and has a leading role in the Rampion 2 (Offshore Wind Farm) Onshore Cable Route Development Consent Order (DCO) project. In addition, Nigel has expertise in the water industry and has a leading role on the Anglian Water and Southern Water framework contracts. Nigel is part of the national Network Rail framework contract team covering the South East region. Nigel is also an RICS Assessor. Away from the office Nigel has a young family (3 children) and is an enthusiastic cricket player / coach and rugby fan.

A platform extension was required at Cooksbridge (Lancing & Goring-by-Sea) Railway Station in order to support Network Rail’s £150m Gatwick Airport Station upgrade, improving accessibility and reducing overcrowding and delays for commuters and leisure travellers across the South East.

An objective of the project was to ensure 8 car trains no longer overhang the adjacent level crossing.

Carter Jonas was instructed to facilitate access to the land directly adjoining Cooksbridge Railway Station in order for the platform extension works to be undertaken, including access and site compound licences.

Carter Jonas, working closely with Network Rail’s Project Team, successfully undertook land referencing (i.e. identifying the landowners / occupiers), negotiated terms and conditions for access licences and a site compound licence, produced a photographic record of conditions (before and after) and negotiated and settled a crop loss / reinstatement compensation claim.

“This was an especially fast paced project and locating sites and establishing compounds was one of my key risks in the early stages, so I appreciate your focus and attention in making this possible.” Will Jeffries (Network Rail – Project Manager).