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AVA, a consortium of companies including Network Rail, Expedition Engineering, Hawkins\Brown, Atelier Ten, X-Treme Systems and Walker Construction, funded by Innovate UK and Network Rail is revolutionising the way footbridges are built across the rail network, reducing time, cost and carbon in the process.

We've had an exciting year with the AVA Bridge project so we've created a video showing our journey from idea to reality. AVA, a consortium of companies including Network Rail, Expedition Engineering, Hawkins\BrownAtelier TenX-Treme Systems and Walker Construction, funded by Innovate UK and Network Rail is revolutionising the way footbridges are built across the rail network, reducing time, cost and carbon in the process. The high cost of bridge delivery and extended programmes are inhibiting delivery across the network. Currently, only about one third of project costs apply to the design and delivery of Network Rail footbridges. The remainder covers construction, indirect management, legal, risk, and other indirect process costs. Our goal was to reduce, or eliminate, these costs and programme implications. With many thanks to all our collaborators - we're looking forward to the next year! Network Rail Walker Construction UK Ltd X-TREME SYSTEMS LIMITED Hawkins\Brown MTC - Manufacturing Technology Centre Quantum Infrastructure SCX Special Projects Atelier Ten TIES Living Lab Innovate UK Norman Foster Foundation Video created by our sister company Thomas.Matthews