Metroline Bus Depot, Cricklewood
Metroline Travel Limited.
This project, to provide a new bus garage, workshop, operations and training centre, with offices for the London bus company Metroline, replacing the original Cricklewood bus garage, was divided into two phases.
Phase I involved the relocation of 120 buses and the associated admin to a temporary brown field site for a period of 18 months. Silcock Dawson provided the M&E design for the temporary offices, car park lighting, bus wash and refuelling system.
Phase II of the project comprised the redevelopment of the existing bus depot including office accommodation and a training facility. On this project, an initial feasibility study was undertaken and performance specifications developed for the mechanical and electrical systems, including; lighting, small power, fire alarm and security systems, IT, vertical transportation and CCTV. Other services included; IT room gas suppression, bus workshop facilities with exhaust extraction, oil/anti-freeze delivery pumps, electronic bus MOT equipment.
Outside a new automatic bus wash, refuelling station and external lighting was installed. Ground source heat pumps, under-floor heating, rainwater harvesting, solar panels and a green roof were installed to the workshop.