Siemens lodges new plans for Goole rail manufacturing facility

CGI of Siemens Mobility's rail manufacturing facility in Goole

A raft of CG images have been produced to support newly-submitted plans for the rail manufacturing facility that Siemens Mobility is developing in Goole.

Detailed proposals for the development at the Goole 36 enterprise zone site have been put forward to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The planning application provides specifics of the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping for the up to £200 million development, following the granting of outline planning consent in July 2019.

The application seeks approval for 592,000 sq ft of manufacturing, assembly, warehouse, testing and ancillary office and welfare buildings, proposed to be delivered in two phases.

The first phase will provide facilities for the production of a new generation of tube trains for the Piccadilly Line under a £1.6 billion contract with London Underground Limited, a subsidiary of Transport for London.

Subject to order income, a further proposed phase could enable expansion to service potential future contracts awarded to Siemens Mobility.

The proposals have been carefully considered to enable phase one to become operational in isolation while phase two can be delivered in a way that is complementary to the ongoing operations of the original facilities.

Pending approval for the plans, construction is expected to begin by early summer, with the first phase of manufacturing facilities scheduled to become operational in 2023.

The development will create up to 700 jobs, as well as a further 250 during the construction period, with an additional 1,700 potential UK supply chain roles.

“Submission of this detailed planning application is another important milestone in our delivery of a facility which will set a new benchmark for the UK rail industry,” said Sambit Banerjee, MD of Rolling Stock and Customer Services for Siemens Mobility.

“These plans paint an exciting picture of manufacturing, commissioning and ancillary facilities forming the heart of a pioneering rail village driving digital technology and data-driven innovation that will benefit millions of rail passengers.”

In addition to the proposals for the manufacturing facilities, a separate planning application was submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council in December 2019 for an innovation hub which will also form part of the Goole site.

The 34,400 sq ft building is proposed to be the first phase of an innovation cluster known as the Rail Accelerator and Innovation Solutions Hub for Enterprise (RaisE). Siemens Mobility teams supporting the rail manufacturing operations will be based within this building.