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Mace appointed by Siemens Mobility for £200m rail manufacturing facility

Mace, the international consultancy and construction company, has been appointed by Siemens Mobility Limited to support the delivery of a new £200m rail manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire.

With work commencing immediately, Mace will provide a range of services to Siemens Mobility to support the development, including project and cost management, health and safety work, and environmental expertise.

The industry-leading facilities 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.

Speaking of the contract (expected to span three and a half years), 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. 

“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.” 

William Wilson, CEO for 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.”

Mace’s appointment builds on the consultancy company’s previous work for 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. 

During this contract, Mace provided project, commercial and environment, health and safety management for the construction of the blade factory and service warehouse, and were technical overseers of the harbour development undertaken by Associated British Ports.

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. 
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