GB Railfreight has announced a GBP 3 million (EUR 3.4 million) investment in a new operational and training facility in Peterborough, where its fleet management and control centre is located.
Lindum was appointed to develop the project consisting of the construction of a three-storey office building on Maskew Avenue, on the edge of the city centre. The work will involve the demolition of existing temporary office buildings and construction of a new building to house a control room, three classrooms, a board room and staff welfare facilities.
GBRf was granted planning permission for the development in December 2019, with Peterborough based construction company Lindum involved in the project since the early stages. The scheme will be completed in November 2020.
“The plans for our new Peterborough office have been a long time in the making and following planning permission being granted at the end of last year,” John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight said.
To meet increasing demand for rail freight, GBRf is expanding operations by investing in new offices and training facilities. At present their fleet management and control centre is located in Peterborough, with a resource centre in Doncaster and additional offices across the UK. Nationwide GBRf have an 850 strong workforce.
GB Railfreight is the third largest rail freight operator in the UK, with a turnover in excess of GBP 200 million (EUR 228.6 million).