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The KITE Shuttle | Edition 3

The shuttle KITE Projects newsletter edition 3 keeping network informed

Welcome to Edition 3 of the KITE Shuttle! Summer finally decided to show its face for the busy months of May and June, as we exhibited at two events in just two weeks! Keep scrolling to see pictures of these shows, find out why mental health is important, and read our latest case study.

 

Rail Live 2024 Highlights

rail live exhibition 2024

The sun was shining as Rail Live took place this year! The KITE Projects team travelled to Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre on the 19th - 20th June for the UK's biggest rail exhibition. It was another awesome show this year! Our stand, located beside the Network Rail village showcased an exciting collaboration between Pro Rail Services, Weenk Infra Foundations and ourselves, bringing innovative solutions to the rail network. View our highlights here!


 

Impact of hot weather on the railway

close up of railway track going round bend - impact of hot weather on the railway

The UK has been enjoying the unusual warmth of the sun this week. Have you ever thought about the effect that hot weather has on the railway? The summer conditions can be as challenging as winter on the railway. It can affect the rails, overhead power lines and the ground that the track sits on. Read the full post here!


 

Flood and Coast 2024 Highlights


flood and coast conference 2024

On the 4th - 6th June, the team at KITE Projects set off to Telford International Centre to exhibit at the Flood & Coast conference, an event aimed to create ‘a space to share, debate and celebrate innovative solutions aimed at helping the people and places most at risk from flooding and coastal erosion.’ Read more here!


 

Rail Safety Week 24th - 30th June

rail safety week 2024 KITE Projects

In honour of Rail Safety Week 2024, we'd like to emphasise the importance of safety on and around the railway. Rail Safety Week aims to bring all aspects of safety to the forefront of people’s minds across a dedicated week. We at KITE Projects Ltd are pleased to support this concept by the provision of our innovative handrail and access systems, designed with your safety in mind.

 

Design intent to design reality

two engineers - design intent to design reality

Design intent to design reality - what does this mean to you? At KITE Projects, we try to place ourselves in our clients’ shoes, by understanding their world, and the challenges they face. By being values led and proactive in our approach, our clients find we ‘fill the gap’ between the visualisation of ideas, and the final product solution on site. Read more!


 

Importance of Mental Health

importance of mental health

Why is mental health important? With Mental Health Awareness month being May, we have focused on the need for and importance of good mental wellbeing.

 

Mental health impacts on our thoughts, actions, and interactions, meaning it strongly affects our daily lives; and can determine how we make healthy choices, handle stress and how we think or feel. Read the full post here!


 

Cockett Wick Case study

KITE Projects Ltd has been pleased to work with BAM UK & Ireland and the Environment Agency to enhance the safety of pedestrians as part of the £10m Cockett Wick Sea defence scheme in Essex.

cockett wick handrailing case study kite projects

On this scheme, KITE Projects Ltd 'bridged the gap' between scheme designer and project delivery - supporting Jacobs on the detailed design and supply of a new bespoke stainless balustrade solution, ensuring that aesthetic and pedestrian loading requirements were met whilst making sure that the finished solution would be simple and straightforward to install.


 

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work together. Good quality products with an excellent after sales support and support more generally.” Senior Asset Engineer – Network Rail

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