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The KITE Shuttle | Edition 2

The shuttle KITE Projects newsletter edition 2 keeping network informed

Welcome to Edition 2 of the KITE Shuttle! It's been a busy start of the year for all, with Quarter 1 already behind us, and Network Rail's CP7 well underway...


It's only getting more exciting! Join us in June as we exhibit at two events, including the UK's largest Rail exhibition! We will be attending the Flood & Coast conference on the 4th to 6th June, and Rail Live on the 19th & 20th June. Register your tickets today to come and see our stand!


What does engineering mean to you?

what does engineering mean to you? engineers head with graphics inside

What does engineering mean to you? You may think of science & maths, or maybe civil & mechanical engineering. The google definition of engineering is ‘the branch of science and technology concerned with the design, building, and use of engines, machines, and structures'. To us, engineering means that we provide solutions to your engineering challenges. We are passionate engineers, delivering solutions for Engineers and their communities. This applies to infrastructure related sectors – from rail to highways; from major projects to client-specific engineering challenges, where safe access and fully-compliant safety are paramount. Read the full post here!


Safety & Innovation: Risk Mitigation in Infrastructure Projects

safety in infrastructure projects. man in high vis protective wear giving warning

Risk. It’s such a major factor in all infrastructure projects today. There are so many possible elements of risk in a project; failing to meet project objectives, projects not meeting their deadlines, somebody getting injured, project cost overrun…the list goes on. While many of these potential hazards may keep project managers awake at night, these risks can be mitigated with the right strategies in place. With safety and innovation, risk mitigation can be implemented throughout all infrastructure projects. Read the full post here!


Network Rails Objectives for CP7

network rails objectives for CP7

The sun has set on Control Period 6, with the rail industry now geared up for an exciting new chapter; Control Period 7 (CP7). Spanning from 2024 to 2029, CP7 promises transformative changes, ambitious goals, and a commitment to shaping the future of rail travel in the United Kingdom. Read on to discover Network Rail's objectives for CP7. Read more here!


Case study: Shoreham-by-sea

Case study of shoreham handrailing by the sea

At Shoreham-by-Sea, plans for flood defences and protection against flood damage have been much publicised over recent years. The Environment Agency has been forced to act, as the River Adur is prone to flooding during storms. As well as this, there is a historic seafront and low-lying section of the town, where public access and cycle routes are under threat from the usual perils of being on the coast.

KITE Projects were asked to design a solution that:

  • Is compliant with relevant British Standard including loading performance

  • Has a specific visual appearance in line with the architect’s vision

  • Is based on modular parts that required no on-site hot work

  • Has short production lead times


Little changes, change everything

national highways card driving on motorway

‘Little changes, change everything’; this was National Highways campaign in March, directed at drivers as a reminder of the small changes that can make the roads safer for everyone. National Highways states that, “By making little changes when you drive, you can make a big difference to reducing congestion, avoiding collisions and making journeys safer”. Everyone must play their part to make our road network a safer place to be. KITE Projects are pleased to contribute to the safety of road users & highway workers through our safe and innovative access products. Read the full blog here!


KITE Base for a Sustainable Environment

kite base sustainable environment

KITE Base is a concrete free foundation – using a combination of ground engaging screws with intelligent metal structures and connections to create a foundation that doesn’t require concrete.


✅Minimising the use of concrete for sustainability

✅Application that is flexible and can be re-used and repurposed

✅Driving innovation to create sustainable environments


KITE Base has a positive carbon impact, and once fitted into the ground is ready for additional structural mounting immediately – delivering more in engineering hours with full backing of structural engineering and a 40 year plus design life too.


An insight into Heathrow

Did you know that on average, Terminal 5 of Heathrow airport sees around 90,000 customers through it in the space of one day? With the high number of daily passengers, it takes the collaboration of many engineers to keep T5 running smoothly. In fact, over 60,000 people were involved in the construction of this terminal.

KITE Kover heathrow terminal 5

KITE Projects are pleased to have contributed to this effort with the design and supply of the T5 pit covers. Heathrow needed a solution to the potential trip hazards that were present in the terminal’s plaza. Our team collaborated with Tier 1 and Installation contractors to engineer and provide a solution to Heathrow’s situation.


"The KITE Process has transformed the way we work, from a pile of material arriving on site with self-fit to a design process that yields a drawing with approval and a product that can be fixed and now planning a year ahead on Access points." Project Manager, Network Rail


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