£34 Million Project Construction Project
The Thanet Parkway scheme, which began as a concept in 2015 and will be completed and open to the public in 2023, is a £34 million project involving the construction of a new train Station which will be located approximately 2 miles east of Ramsgate on the Ashford International to Ramsgate line. Once constructed, the train station will connect East Kent, London, and the Kent area.
By providing access to mainline and high-speed services, Thanet Parkway will allow more employment and investment opportunities in the surrounding business parks. A new access road from the A299 will be built, providing more pedestrian, and cycling access to Cliffsend village. There will be over 200 parking spaces, as well as bus stops, drop-off and pick-up zones, electric vehicle charging stations, and bike storage.
The objectives of Thanet Parkway:
- Reduce travel times to London
- Attract new employers to the area
- Increase the economy with new development opportunities
- Improve accessibility and employment in Thane
- Reduce the environmental impact on the local area
As part of the scheme, Alltask was contracted by their client BAM Nuttall Ltd to provide a heavy-duty temporary birdcage access solution to aid with the construction of two new 250m long pedestrian platforms and a new station building. HAKI Universal scaffolding was utilised as the system of choice due to its inherent strength, speed and efficiency when compared to a more traditional tube and fitting alternative.
Alltask is committed to safety via the Alltask Aim for Zero, Health, Safety, and Environmental Awareness Campaign in everything we do, and we are pleased to have received great feedback on-site regarding our safety culture.