Spencer Rail shortlisted in 2014 Scottish Transport Awards

Spencer Rail has been shortlisted for one of Scotland’s most prestigious industry awards.

It is among six firms to be selected as finalists in the Rail Supplier of the Year category at the 2014 Scottish Transport Awards.

Spencer Rail has been shortlisted for its work on projects at Edinburgh Waverley and Dalmarnock. Other finalists are Balfour Beatty, Bam Nuttall, Carillion, Morgan Sindall and QTS.

David McLaughlin, project director at Spencer Rail, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted in such prestigious awards. It is testament to the hard work the team has put in to delivering two outstanding projects – Edinburgh Waverley and Dalmarnock.

“Both projects presented the team with challenges but both were delivered on time and to the highest of standard and it’s fantastic to see their hard work and expertise being recognised and hopefully rewarded.”

The Rail Supplier of the Year award is organised in association with Network Rail and the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, June 19 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown MSP will give the keynote address at the event and the awards will be hosted by television presenter Kirsty Wark.

David Dickson, acting route managing director at Network Rail, said: “Network Rail is delighted to sponsor the Rail Supplier of the Year Award 2014 and wishes all those shortlisted the best of luck.

“The railway is a key contributor to Scotland’s continued economic, social and environmental sustainability. Our partners in the supply chain have a critical role in supporting the continued development of Scotland’s railway network.

“We face many challenges as we continue to make improvements across Scotland’s railway network, but they are challenges that Network Rail and its partners from the supply chain are pleased to have.

“We have the Scottish Government and Transport Scotland our client and funder to thank for being so committed to continued investment to Scotland’s railway network.”



Spencer Rail was commissioned by Network Rail for the £11m overhaul of Dalmarnock Station, with contributions from Clyde Gateway development organisation, Strathclyde Passenger Transport; Glasgow City Council and the European Regional Development Fund.

The key objective was to provide a modern, light, spacious, fully accessible station that would provide a welcoming environment to visitors and spectators attending events in nearby stadia as part of the Commonwealth games.

From a longer term point of view the remit was to improve the visual impact of the area.

Despite many complex challenges, the project was successfully completed on schedule and the station was officially opened by the deputy first minister on December 6, 2013.

“The new-look station and transport hub will not only play a vital role during the 2014 Commonwealth Games, but will also a key part of the regeneration of the east end of Glasgow long after.” Transport Minister, Keith Brown.


Edinburgh Waverley Packages 3 and 4

Winter 2013 saw the completion of our prestigious £21m project at Edinburgh Waverley’s Station.

As a Grade A listed structure located in the middle of a World Heritage site, with no existing access for construction-sized vehicles, this was a hugely challenging project from the outset.

The Edinburgh Waverley project was split into four packages. Spencer Rail was commissioned for Packages 3 and 4.