Hitachi Rail (Europe)
- ClientHitachi Rail Europe
- Area130,000 sqm
- DateApr 2014
- ArchitectRPS Group [Doncaster, North Pole]
We secured planning consent for four state-of the-art maintenance depots, to service a fleet of high-speed trains.
The depots - in Swansea, North Pole (London), Stoke Gifford (Bristol) and Doncaster - are to service 110 new, Japanese-manufactured, express trains, replacing old rolling stock on the East Coast and Great Western main lines.
We advised the government-tasked consortium operating the trains on the consents and infrastructure needed for the new and refurbished depots.
The fleet is to be rolled out from 2017.