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Greater West Programme Compound

Greater West Programme – Frouds Lane Armoured Layer Compound

The Greater West Programme was a flagship scheme undertaken by Network Rail. Encompassing six different locations between Reading and Cardiff stations, Geobind installed haul routes and compounds for their Road Rail Access Points (RRAP). Completely limiting maintenance was a requirement of the scheme so Geobind entered research and development. This birthed the Armoured Layer Surfacing design which is completely maintenance free for a minimum of two years. You will note from elsewhere on the Website that this is now a surfacing option Geobind offer to all clients.


The scheme won an International Green Apple award, National MRW Recycling award and was Finalist at the National Rail awards, whilst saving Network Rail circa £1 Million on just 52,000m2.


Network Rails Environment Manager said – “The Greater West Programme aims to promote and share best environmental practices and innovations across its supply chain to drive continuous improvement and demonstrate its commitment to sustainable development. The Geobind solution, introduced by Amey Inabensa, is an example of innovative construction method that can reduce material and waste, and reduce the carbon emissions associated with transport, to contribute to your sustainability objectives.”


Geobind is keen to engage in talks with Contracts Managers, Engineers, Designers, Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers who may be looking at works which could benefit from the same improvements as Network Rail. Simply fill out the contact forms at the bottom of the page and a member of our expert team will be in touch.


At the following link you can download Network Rail’s write up of our improvements to the Greater West Programme –

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Or navigate to Network Rail’s Shared Learning site for the original hosting. –

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