Hitachi Rail, Newton Aycliffe
Rail assembly facility
Merchant Anglo (Amazon Park) Property Holdings Limited
Shepherd Construction Limited
Architect: Ryder Architecture Limited
Structural Engineer: Dewar Associates Limited
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: TGA Consulting Engineers LLP
The works comprised the construction of a single-storey Assembly Facility with a height of up to 12.50m and a gross internal floor area of approximately 43,136m², together with approximately 450 car parking spaces. Also included is a rail link to the site to the branch line East of the site and sidings to the North of the building.
The factory is a railway rolling stock assembly plant and the first factory that Hitachi built in Europe. It was officially opened in the presence of Hiroaki Nakanishi (Hitachi), Patrick McLoughlin (MP), Claire Perry (MP), George Osborne (MP), David Cameron (Prime Minister of the United Kingdom) and 500 guests.
Photographs courtesy of philiphunton.co.uk