Siemens Mobility appoints Mace for £200m rail manufacturing facility in Yorkshire

WCN Editorial Team 30 Sep 2019 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

UK-based construction firm Mace has been selected by Siemens Mobility to support the development of a new £200m rail manufacturing facility in Goole, Yorkshire of England.

To be located on a 104-acre site near junction 36 of the M62 motorway, the facility will include manufacturing, commissioning, warehouse buildings and stabling sidings covering an area of 860,000ft² as well as a four-storey office building covering an area of 54,000ft².

Under the contract, Mace will provide services including project and cost management, health and safety work, and environmental expertise to Siemens Mobility to support the development of the manufacturing facility.

Subject to planning approval, work on the rail manufacturing facility is expected to begin in spring next year and will be delivered in phases. The first phase of the project is anticipated to open in 2023 and is expected to be fully operational in 2025.

Mace director for the North Colin Harvey said: “We are delighted to play a significant role in this innovative project led by Siemens Mobility, which brings together some of the key sectors that are driving the Northern Powerhouse, including manufacturing, industrial development and rail.

“Our appointment to deliver this important northern asset demonstrates our continued growth east of the Pennines and is a testament to the success of previous projects we have undertaken with Siemens, including Green Port Hull.”

The project is expected to create up to 700 jobs with an additional 250 during the construction period. Furthermore, it is anticipated to create 1,700 potential UK supply chain roles.

Siemens Mobility CEO William Wilson said: “We’re pleased to be working closely with the Mace team as we drive forward our plans to develop an industry-leading rail factory and related facilities in Goole. Mace’s experience and capability will complement our in-house expertise in the successful delivery of major projects.”

In 2016, Mace worked with Siemens to develop £310m Green Port Hull project that features a wind turbine blade factory, as well as logistics and port facilities.

Earlier this month, R&F Properties has selected Mace to deliver Phase 1 of its Nine Elms Square residential-led mixed-use development in the UK.

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Image: Mace selected for £200m rail manufacturing facility in Yorkshire. Photo: courtesy of Mace Group.

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