Our national team of dedicated rail property professionals have a proven track record advising:
- Passenger operators
- Rail freight companies
- Central government
- Infrastructure owners
- Rail regulator
- Industry bodies
We provide comprehensive, integrated property solutions with a specialist edge, allowing our clients access to sector specialists. Services include property and asset management, lease advisory, valuation, building and project management, facilities management, rating, consultancy, acquisitions and disposals.
Trusted advisers on rail franchising
Our close involvement in the rail sector began following railway privatisation and we have been actively involved in the rail industry ever since. We have advised on the property aspects of all major rail franchising competitions, including station enhancements, asset stewardship, commercialisation and community and stakeholder projects.
Improving customer facilities
We are just as involved in everyday operations and ongoing programmes to improve customer facilities and increase and protect revenues. Recent projects have included installing automatic ticket gates and customer information systems, NSIP and Access for All station improvement schemes and station retailing strategy to create new retail spaces and upgrade station facilities such as station concourses and decked car parks. Importantly, we understand the safety requirements of working in the operational railway environment and the associated regulatory framework.
Managing contracts to meet your targets
On an operational level, we manage each station or depot property contracts. For example, we have helped rail operators meet franchise committed obligations, such as increasing passenger satisfaction, by advising on their facilities management and retail provision – creating a more appealing station environment. At the same time, this provides vital benefits to the bottom line.