The project team behind the ongoing £200 million rail manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire has been strengthened with a new appointment. Siemens Mobility Limited appointed Mace to support the project, providing a range of services including project and cost management, health and safety work, and environmental expertise.
“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,” said Colin Harvey, Director for the North at the East Yorkshire company Mace.
Located on a 104-acre site close to junction 36 of the M62 motorway, the Goole development 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. It will create up to 700 jobs with a further 250 during the construction period and an additional 1,700 potential UK supply chain roles.
“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,” added William Wilson, CEO for Siemens Mobility Limited.
Construction of the Goole rail manufacturing facility is expected 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.