Arup, AHR to design Siemens Mobility’s rail manufacturing facility in UK


German rail manufacturing firm Siemens Mobility has selected UK-based engineering and design company Arup and AHR Architects to design a £200m ($258m) rail manufacturing facility in Goole, East Yorkshire, UK.

Under the terms of the contract, Arup, with the support of AHR, will deliver all aspects of the engineering design that includes 860,000ft² of manufacturing, commissioning, warehouse buildings and stabling sidings, along with office and welfare facilities.

Arup North West & Yorkshire science and industry business leader Andy Pennington said: “This development is set to give Goole and the wider region a major economic boost – creating much-needed opportunities for local skilled workers and promoting regional growth and prosperity.

“Led by our team in Yorkshire, we will draw on expertise from across Arup globally to ensure this new facility will provide a fitting home for the future development of Siemens Mobility’s rail fleet.”

Subject to full planning approval, construction is expected to begin in 2020. The first phase is expected to open in 2023 and the project fully operational in 2025.

AHR regional director Gurminder Sanghera said: “We’re delighted to be working with Siemens Mobility to realise their vision of a truly optimised industrial development. Together with Arup, our commitment is to create a higher calibre of manufacturing facility that will as much enhance performance, functionality and efficiency, as it will create a healthy, intelligent and connected environment for those within.

“With our proficiency in advanced technologies and innovation in areas including VR and modern methods of construction, this development will showcase how a facility of this size and scale can be best brought to life in a way that inspires creative solutions and achieves sustainability and long-term viability.”

Previously, Arup and AHR have worked together on Airbus’ Wing Integration Centre project at Filton in Bristol and The Spine project for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) at Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool in Paddington Village.


Image: Arup and AHR have been selected to design Siemens Mobility’s rail manufacturing facility in the UK. Photo: courtesy of AHR.

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