CRA 2013 winner - Partnership Working

Chelmsford, Greater Anglia

The CyclePoint project at Chelmsford was a ground breaking project which would not have been possible without Greater Anglia’s cooperation with an extremely wide range of partners.

Greater Anglia identified a desperate need to upgrade cycle facilities at Chelmsford and planned this project as a clear partnership strategy.

Project Manager Joanna O’Donnell and her team have done an incredible job in negotiating with partners and local government in order to make this project a reality, on time and on budget.

Negotiations have ranged from the practical start-point of securing further space at the station, identifying a large area of unused land underneath the railway arches, through to agreement with Essex County and Chelmsford City Councils to obtain planning permission.

In partnership with Spence Contractors they turned the disused space beneath the arches into an area capable of housing the project and built a modern, consumer-friendly, space.

Falco UK provide the parking equipment, YY Security supply the entry systems for the secure indoor parking area, and Cycles UK run the cycle shop and provide management of the facility.

Fundraising was crucial to the project and this was secured, through partnership, with DfT, Network Rail and Essex County Council, all contributing to Greater Anglia’s investment.

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