AHR, AS ARCHITECTS, IS SUPPORTING ARUP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A STATE-OF-THE-ART RAIL MANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR SIEMENS MOBILITY LIMITED BASED IN GOOLE, EAST YORKSHIRE. THE PLANNING APPLICATION FOR THE PIONEERING PROJECT SEEKS APPROVAL FOR 592,000 SQFT OF MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLY, WAREHOUSE, TESTING AND ANCILLARY OFFICE AND WELFARE BUILDINGS, PROPOSED TO BE DELIVERED IN TWO PHASES.
The first phase of the Siemens Mobility Development will provide facilities for the production of a new generation of tube trains for the Piccadilly Line under a £1.5bn contract with London Underground Limited, a subsidiary of Transport for London.
Subject to order income, a further proposed phase could enable expansion to service potential future contracts awarded to Siemens Mobility. The proposals have been carefully considered to enable phase one to become operational in isolation while phase two can be delivered in a way that is complementary to the ongoing operations of the original facilities.
The planning application also sets out extensive proposals for landscaping and support for the natural habitat and wildlife.
The development will create up to 700 jobs, as well as the potential for a further 250 during the construction period, and up to 1,700 potential UK supply chain roles.