VolkerFitzpatrick have been brought in to enhance the capacity of the main rail line out of the Port of Felixstowe, one of Britain’s largest freight terminals. Based in the village of Trimley St. Martin, the project has designed a 3km “loop” that will serve as a passing place for the passenger commuter service and freight trains. This will ultimately lead to the port being able to distribute 45 trains a day, as opposed to the current 36 trains/day. This is in support of a small expansion of the port and as an effort to reduce the number of road traffic the operation produces.

The loop creation has also allowed for the opportunity to enhance local public interface features, such as enhancements and safety improvements to road/rail crossings around Ipswich. As part of the works, there will be enhancements to the Public Rights of Way including the installation of a bridleway bridge over the railway, and upgrading the footpaths into bridle ways.

When you arrive at the site, you will be greeted by a member of our team, who will direct you to the presentation room.

One of our on-site team will give you an inside look at the project, including mapping and footage of the process of the site, as well as material detailing the roles of those on site. The talk shall also look at the goals of the project and share information about the completed features. You’ll also get to hear what it’s like to work on a construction site and learn about the types of roles required for a project like this.

After a safety briefing and induction, you’ll head out for a tour of part of the site*, to see the early stages of the works and progress to date.

You’ll be given the opportunity to ask your tour guide any questions you may have about the project, the site or what it’s like to work in the construction industry.

Address VolkerFitzpatrick
Off High road
Trimley St Martin
IP11 0HR
IP11 0HR
Parking available yes

Yes for the site compound and orientation.

Rough terrain and exposed soil for site visit.

Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 20
Register by March 17, 2019
Disabled Access yes
Child Restrictions yes

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age 14

Hanna Kemsley-Gilbert

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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.

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