Siemens appoints Mace to support '200m rail factory building London Underground trains
Siemens has appointed international construction firm Mace to'support development of its '200m train factory in Goole.
The first phase of planning permission for the site, which once operational will create 700 jobs, was approved this summer.
Now, Siemens Mobility has announced it has enlisted the help of Mace ' which also played a major role in the construction of Hull's wind turbine blade factory ' to ensure the train factory remains firmly on track.
Mace will support'Siemens'throughout the development of the factory, including project and cost management and health and safety work.
Colin Harvey, director for the North at Mace, 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.
CGI of plans for inside the new facility
'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.'
Siemens' new train factory in'Goole'will include approximately 860,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, commissioning, warehouse buildings and stabling sidings, as well as a four-storey, 54,000 sq. ft. office building.
The development will take place on a 104-acre site close to junction 36 of the'M62'motorway and will create up to 700 jobs, with a further 250 during the construction period and an additional 1,700 potential UK supply chain roles.
Mace's appointment builds on the consultancy company's previous work with Siemens on the '310m Green Port Hull development.'
The facility, opened in 2016, features a wind turbine blade factory, as well as logistics and port facilities.
William Wilson, CEO at Siemens Mobility Limited, 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.'
Pending planning approval, construction of the Goole rail manufacturing facility is anticipated to begin in spring next year and will be delivered in phases.
The first phase of the manufacturing facilities is expected to open in 2023 and it is anticipated the development will be fully operational in 2025.
The '200m factory will be built in Goole, creating up to 700 jobs'(Image: Siemens)
Once open, the factory would first build more than 90 new tube trains for London's Piccadilly Line.
Last November, Siemens signed a '1.5bn contract with Transport for London to build 94 new trains for the London Underground.
The new tube trains will provide additional capacity and an improved passenger experience for millions of travellers.
Source: Hull Live'
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