The new facility will be operational in summer 2024. Credit: GMI

Siemens Mobility confirms 95,000 sq ft East Yorkshire shed

Goole Rail Village will house the latest expansion project for the engineering and transport giant, with GMI on board as contractor and Trebor as development partner.

Siemens Mobility’s latest expansion project will be a new regional materials and logistics warehouse at the East Yorkshire site.

The new site at Goole, alongside another warehouse at Kettering in the East Midlands, will store materials for Siemens Mobility’s train manufacturing and maintenance locations across the UK.

Siemens said that the addition further expands the site’s portfolio of services and will allow it to respond to customer needs even more quickly and effectively.

Siemens Mobility trains make up almost a quarter of UK passenger trains with maintenance locations from Central Scotland down to the South East of England.

The facility, on Tom Pudding Way, is expected to open in summer 2024.

Sambit Banerjee, joint chief executive for UK and Ireland at Siemens Mobility said: “This is a further expansion and investment into our Rail Village at Goole. Our partnership with Trebor and GMI Construction continues to embed our commitment to a local supply chain and supporting the economy.

“Bringing together our warehouse capabilities in one location serving our depots in the north, and another at Kettering for the south, allows us to focus on ensuring our depots can deliver the best service for the trains maintenance keeping availability and reliability at the forefront of what we do.

This is another way we are actively focused on transforming the everyday for our customers and passengers.”

Siemens said that the Goole warehouse will be a carbon neutral site, adhering to the company’s commitment to reaching net zero by 2030. The warehouses will use intelligent storage and transport planning systems, which will give greater visibility across the supply chain.

Greg Dalton, development director for Trebor, said: “We’re delighted to have agreed terms with a fantastic occupier at Point 36, our next project in Yorkshire, and achieve another major milestone in appointing the main contractor, GMI.

“Siemens Mobility were an obvious customer for us, and we’ve worked closely with them to ensure the unit satisfies their operation needs as well as to ensure that it can be delivered by next summer. We look forward to delivering the scheme.”

The partnership started working together in 2021 when GMI landed the initial rail site contract at Goole.

Andy Hurcomb, regional director for GMI Yorkshire, said: “GMI is thrilled to be working in partnership with our client Trebor Developments to deliver another landmark development in Goole for end-user Siemens Mobility.

“Following the delivery of the £200m Train Manufacturing Facility GMI delivered for Siemens Mobility earlier this year in Goole, we’re delighted to be on site further expanding the rail village and once again to be bringing more opportunities to local supply chain members and key subcontractors in the area as well as further build on our long history of successful delivery in the industrial and logistics sector.”

The Goole rail manufacturing facility is currently in its final fit out phase before assembly of the new Piccadilly line trains for Transport for London begins in March next year. The new trains will start going into passenger service in London from 2025.

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