St Erth Multi Modal Hub – Much More Than A Car Park

St Erth Multi Modal Hub – Much More Than A Car Park

The St Erth Multi Modal Hub (StEMMH) provides an excellent opportunity for drivers to switch to a more sustainable transport solution whilst helping towards tackling congestion on the highway network. The Hub integrates rail, bus, walking and cycling aimed at residents, visitors and commuters alike for travel to work, health, education, shopping and leisure. Near the St Erth Railway Station, the hub is served by both mainline (Penzance to Paddington) and branchline (St Erth to St Ives) train services and new facilities for bus operators have enabled effective connection with train services.

Cornwall Council has led the project supported by a grant from the European Regional Development Fund and money secured from the Local Transport Plan and Growth Deal funding provided by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership. Linked to the StEMMH project were a number of essential and complementary projects, delivered by stakeholders including Network Rail (NR) and Great Western Railways (GWR).

WWA Project Managers on the scheme, Kieren Couch and Lewis Saundry have been involved throughout the construction phase.

As Lead Project Manager, Kieren worked closely with client and principal contractor and was responsible for ensuring the project deliverables for the scheme were achieved in a timely and efficient manner, with a key focus on risk reduction and programme management. Contract management using the principles of mutual trust and co-operation were a key emphasis as well as portraying strong leadership and effective communication throughout.

Lewis provided valuable support to Kieran and was responsible for overseeing design reviews on behalf of the client and liaising with principal contractor throughout the Design & Build contract. Lewis has undertaken significant stakeholder liaison and managed the planning and consenting processes.

Kieren said: “The Project is vitally important as it will increase the resilience of the already fragile travel infrastructure in West Cornwall by offering alternatives that are interconnected and dependable. The opening of the project coincides with an increase in the frequency of trains on the mainline. This will be of specific benefit and value to those heading for the ever-increasingly popular destination of St Ives, especially during the extremely busy summer months.”