Consulting Engineers




Our Consulting Engineering division provides professional services for telecommunications, building services and associated railway systems.

Our predominant service is design. Through our technical disciplines we aim to deliver the highest possible standard of RIBA or GRIP stages incorporating the principles of CDM, sustainability and whole life cost. Driving down construction cost is always the focus. We innovate and add value at every stage but particularly early on in the project life cycle. Other technical services include strategy & feasibility, design management, technical assurance, product or system evaluation and expert witness.

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Our construction ethos drives the way we design. We incorporate buildability at every stage from requirement capture to production design. Our construction outputs are well-co-ordinated, safely-buildable information that is right first time.

Our discipline heads lead industry best-practise making sure innovation remains a top priority. We value engineer, incorporate technical advancements, drive sustainability & low carbon, use modular design, adopt product standardisation, maximise build off-site opportunity and use 'lean' principles. We use 3D&BIM as our tool to design collaboratively and increase efficiency. See BIM >

Our knowledge of legacy infrastructure enables us to rapidly understand complex existing conditions and how to change them through the design process. We always ensure our design is based on a thorough understanding of the site condition. We always prefer to undertake our own design surveys. See our surveying capability >

Often working in the multi-discipline environment we team with architects, structural engineers, fire engineers, permanent way engineers, transport planners, environmental consultants to name but a few. We consider how our own designs impact the rest of the built environment.

Our aim is to integrate with the client’s overall design team and be a proactive, self-delivering force reducing risk and the need to be managed. We work collaboratively to share ideas and promote better understanding between disciplines. We are natural communicators preferring co-location where possible.

We generally use in-house staff for all our work. If needed we sub-consult fire engineering; signalling design; civils and structural design; architecture; human factors and EMC.


Gradient Electrical & Mechanical

Renewable technology, energy conservation and sustainability are at the forefront of modern railway design. Fully embracing these principles our team have expertise...

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Gradient telecommunications

We are a telecommunications integrator. We develop user requirements into robust design solutions across the spectrum of system technologies.

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Gradient surveying

We undertake a wide range of surveying tasks such as asset condition, spatial, cable tracing, record correlation, buried services, utilities etc. We deploy staff with the right technical experience to identify...

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Gradient BIM

BIM allows us to create and manipulate our installations in a virtual world, showing how they integrate with all other elements of the built environment so our clients and stakeholders can visualise exactly...

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Gradient electrification and plant

We cover 750V DC supplies; substations; impedance protection systems; earthing and bonding solutions for both AC & DC scenarios;

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Gradient systems interface management

Progressing construction works in the operational environment requires comprehensive planning of cabled infrastructure.

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Gradient control room design

We recognise the operation of a control room has critical implications which create higher demands on engineering than for other built space.

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Gradient scada and sms

We have designed, specified and delivered SCADA and station management systems for a wide range of different applications on surface and underground rail infrastructure.

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Gradient project management

We have a large team of industry professionals who we can deploy to help support and deliver rail infrastructure projects.

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Gradient case studies

To find out more about the projects we have delivered within the transport infrastructure sector please view our case studies.

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Wessex Capacity Enhancement - Waterloo Station & Outlying Areas

Wessex Capacity Enhancement - Waterloo Station & Outlying Areas image

Fourway partnered with Amey to develop a comprehensive picture of existing asset information to support the Capacity Enhancement Programme. Rather than the two organisations retaining their corporate identities to form a rigid, hierarchical relationship we created a single collaborative project organisation. Whilst the bid responsibilities


Crossrail West - GRIP 5

Crossrail West - GRIP 5 image

Fourway is providing GRIP 5 engineering for Crossrail West. Appointed by Taylor Woodrow for MEP, SISS and E&P our design team is co-located in a central office forming a collaboration with the construction team, NR engineers, the civil engineering consultant and architect.


Euston HS2 Redevelopment - Feasibility

Euston HS2 Redevelopment - Feasibility image

Engaged by Network Rail, Fourway were commissioned to support the feasibility stage of HS2 integration at Euston. Our work considered the impact of various development schemes upon the Station SISS systems and line of route ops telecomms.


STAKE Programme - Telecommunications

STAKE Programme - Telecommunications	 image

Fourway are a STAKE contractor. This is a 5 year framework for the refurbishment of 70 underground stations. We provide both design and construction services direct to London Underground across a broad range of station assets and systems.