Company History

Q Sustain has a short but progressive history as an innovative built environment and sustainability consultancy. Some of our milestones, awards, and proud moments are detailed below.

August 2013

Q Sustain is High Speed

Q Sustain was created and contracts awarded immediately with Network Rail supporting Project and Engineering Management combined with Sustainability and Low carbon solutions.

August 2013

December 2013

Another Contract Awarded

Awarded contract with Cathedral Group (U&I) for supporting trackside development and all interfaces with Network Rail consulting upon Asset Protection Agreements.

December 2013

January 2014

Supporting Education

Q Sustain supporting Manchester University with guest lecturing for MSc in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REaCT).

January 2014

March 2014

Q Sustain Awarded Project Director Role

Awarded Project Director role supporting Stoke City Council for the feasibility of HS2 route via Stoke Station.

March 2014

July 2014

Glare Analysis Expertise

Awarded Glare Consultancy contract with Barratt Development London followed by various other schemes after creation of Glare Analysis process incorporated into Network Rail signal sighting.

July 2014

March 2015

Railway Consulting

Q Sustain supporting Willmott Dixon and Buckingham Group for the development of Brentford FC and all railway interfaces

March 2015

2015

🏆 2015 – A Year of Recognition

April – Network Rail supported by Q Sustain win Sustainability Excellence Award at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards.

May – Q Sustain finalist in National Environment & Energy Awards for work with Network Rail in Sustainability and Low carbon Solutions.

June – Q Sustain receive award from Network Rail (Aspire Awards) for work at New Street Station in Sustainability.

November – Q Sustain receive finalist in Edie Awards for Leadership in Sustainability

2015

November 2015

Birmingham New Street Completion

Completion of Network Rail’s first station district heating system managed by Q Sustain goes live.

November 2015

May 2016

Highly Commended Award

Q Sustain receive Highly Commended Award in Sustainability Legacy at the West Midlands Constructing Excellence Awards.

May 2016

2018

Highly Commended Award

Q Sustain award in Sustainability (Highly Commended) at Rail Partnership Awards.

2018

2019

2019 – New Projects Awarded

1/ Awarded carbon neutral studies and energy efficiency across Virgin Train stations.

2/ Helping implement significant enhancement to the ventilation system at New Street Station to improve air quality.

3/ Awarded first contract to support the client team with a first of its kind ‘Smart’ student development an of over 500 bed accommodation.

2019

2020

Avanti West Coast Energy Efficiency Partnership

Undertook a study at 12 stations operated by Avanti West Coast were undertaken and energy efficiency improvements along with renewable technologies were recommended.

2020

2021

Carbon Neutral Station Project

High-level feasibility studies issued and approved by Network Rail for the first of its kind carbon neutral station at Stoke-On-Trent train station.

2021

...and To Now

Northern Rail Carbon Neutral Partnership

Feasibility studies are being Traction Maintenance Depots and Stations.

Detailed design progressed for the first of its kind Solar Meadow Project with Avanti West Coast.

...and To Now