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Siemens Manufacturing Facility reaches completion

Gurminder Sanghera - Director, Architecture

by Gurminder Sanghera

Director, Architecture

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Phase one of a state-of-the-art rail manufacturing facility for Siemens Mobility Limited based in Goole, East Yorkshire is complete.

We have been working closely with Siemens and supporting Arup and GMI in developing the innovative and sustainable new manufacturing, assembly, warehouse, testing and ancillary office and welfare buildings, to be delivered over two phases. The £200m development places Goole at the forefront of the UK rail manufacturing industry.

Phase One of the development provided advanced 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.

The second phase of the development will enable expansion to service potential future contracts awarded to Siemens Mobility. The proposals have been carefully considered and will 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 first of these contracts has been awarded with the recent announcement of a new £7m expansion, creating a component facility, and helping to keep over 450 trains from Scotland to Southampton running.

As well as creating 250 number jobs in the construction phase, the development will create up to 700 jobs and up to 1,700 potential UK supply chain roles.

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 have used our global expertise from across Arup to ensure that 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 is no exception.”

Andy Pennington

Science & Industry Business Leader for the North West & Yorkshire, ARUP

We’re pleased to have worked with Arup and AHR to deliver our vision for a development that raises the bar for manufacturing facilities serving the UK rail industry.”

William Wilson

CEO, Siemens Mobility Limited

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.”

Gurminder Sanghera

Director, AHR

Our track record of working with ARUP to create 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 one of the healthiest workplace environments in the world.

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