Today, Siemens Mobility has announced their latest expansion project at the Goole Rail Village: the development of a new regional materials and logistics warehouse. 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 United Kingdom.
This latest addition to the Goole Rail Village further expands the sites portfolio of services and allows us to respond to customer needs even more quickly and effectively. Having two dedicated warehouses will reduce travel miles for train parts needed at depots helping to lower the carbon footprint, supporting the company’s goal to decarbonise operations by 2030. 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.
Siemens Mobility is partnering with Trebor Developments and long-term Yorkshire based partner GMI Construction to build the 94,841 sq. ft warehouse set to open in the summer of 2024.
To mark the beginning of construction, Siemens Mobility hosted their partners alongside local MPs Andrew Percy and David Davis, inviting them to break-ground on the new site on Tom Pudding Way.
Sambit Banerjee, for 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.”
The Goole based Materials and Logistics warehouse will join the newly opened 102,500 sq ft warehouse in Kettering, further increasing Siemens Mobility’s significant UK footprint. These new modern facilities will service all Siemens Mobility’s rolling stock maintenance locations across the UK and create more than 40 direct roles including apprenticeship and intern roles.
David Davis, MP said:
“Siemens is a vital local employer, providing high quality, high-skilled jobs in the area constructing the next generation of trains for the London Underground.
It is fantastic to see Siemens going from strength to strength. Their decision to make further investment in Goole Rail Village and open another facility here is a massive vote of confidence in the local economy and workforce.”
The new warehouses will build on Siemens Mobility’s commitment to sustainability and digitalization by ensuring materials are only ordered when they are needed and stored closer to the point of use. 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, 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.”
In 2021, as part of its commitment to UK jobs and growth and supporting the Government’s levelling up agenda, Siemens Mobility awarded the £40m contract to build its new rail manufacturing site at Goole, to Yorkshire-based GMI Construction Group PLC. Today, through Trebor’s appointment, Siemens Mobility continues this partnership with the local company, building on their shared vision of using local suppliers and workforce to expand the Goole Rail Village.
Andy Hurcomb, Regional Director for GMI Yorkshire, for GMI said:
“GMI are 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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