Arup and AHR have been awarded the design contract for Siemens Mobility’s industry-leading rail manufacturing facility in Goole, East Yorkshire.
The £200m development will manufacture and commission state-of-the-art trains, placing Goole at the forefront of the UK rail manufacturing industry
Arup will lead a multi-disciplinary team, supported by architects AHR, to deliver all aspects of the engineering design for the facility, which will include 860,000ft2 of manufacturing, commissioning, warehouse buildings and stabling sidings, as well as office and welfare facilities.
Andy Pennington, Arup’s Science & Industry Business Leader for the North West & Yorkshire, 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.
“We are experienced in developing world-class manufacturing facilities and this building will be no exception”.
Gurminder Sanghera, regional director at AHR, 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”.
William Wilson, CEO for Siemens Mobility Limited, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Arup and AHR to deliver our vision for a development that raises the bar for manufacturing facilities serving the UK rail industry”.
Arup and AHR’s track record in creating advanced industrial projects and pioneering office developments together has seen recent collaboration at Airbus’ Wing Integration Centre in Filton, Bristol, which will design and test aerospace and wing technology of the future, as well as at The Spine in Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, which is set to become one of the healthiest workplace environments in the world.
Pending full planning approval, a phased construction process of the Goole rail manufacturing facility is projected to begin in 2020, with the first phase expected to open in 2023 and the development set to be fully operational in 2025.
Siemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalization, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, the former Siemens Mobility Division posted revenue of €8.9 billion and had around 36,800 employees worldwide.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Working in more than 140 countries, the firm’s designers, engineers, architects, planners, consultants and technical specialists work with our clients on innovative projects of the highest quality and impact.
AHR is a multi-award winning architecture and building consultancy practice, operating in the UK and internationally, and with a legacy dating back to 1835.
We provide innovative and creative design and build solutions to make a positive contribution for our clients, society and the built environment.
AHR operates across a range of sectors, including residential, education, office & workplace, civic & community, healthcare, leisure & hospitality, infrastructure, retail and technology & industrial.
Alongside our expertise in architecture and building consultancy, we also specialise in fit-out and interior design, BIM, masterplanning and landscape design.
Recent, award-winning projects include the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton, Barbara Hepworth Building at the University of Huddersfield, Greenwood Centre in Camden, 55 Colmore Row in Birmingham, and Places Leisure Eastleigh.
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