Mace has been appointed by Siemens Mobility to project manage the delivery of a £200m rail manufacturing facility in East Yorkshire.
The firm will carry out work at the site in Goole to develop and consult on delivering the 860,000 sq ft site, which will include warehouse buildings, manufacturing and commissioning facilities.
Plans for the site, which recently won planning permission, also include the development of a 54,000 sq ft four-storey office building.
Mace will provide services including project management, health and safety and environmental work, as well as cost management over an expected time frame of three-and-a-half years.
Mace director for the North Colin Harvey said the “innovative project” will bring 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,” he added.
Siemens Mobility CEO William Wilson said that Mace’s appointment will complement the company’s own expertise.
Mace has previously worked with Siemens on the £310m Green Port Hull development, a renewable energy project for a facility that manufactures wind turbine blades. The facility opened in 2016.
Pending planning approval, the Goole rail project is expected to begin in spring 2020 and will have a staggered opening.
The first phase of the manufacturing facilities is expected to open in 2023 and the development is set to be fully operational by 2025.
The contractor for the construction work has not yet been announced.
Earlier this week, Mace announced that its leadership team was to be overhauled by January 2020, and created four new CEO roles as part of the restructuring of the board.
Both the Conservative and Labour parties have recently announced their commitment to rail expansion in the North of England.
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