This design & build scheme saw the construction of a large newly built rail maintenance facility in Doncaster. This landmark scheme by Electro Motive Diesel Inc. will be used to repair locomotives passing through via the existing rail tracks and is one of Nobles Construction’s largest and most exciting projects!
Existing rail tacks have been diverted and extended to allow the locomotives entry to the new purpose built facility. The shed contains all manner of specialist mechanical equipment such as a wheel lathes & re-profiling mechanisms as well as 3 in-situ cranes ranging up to 30 tonnes designed to elevate the units while repairs are undertaken. Significant demolitions took place prior to the main build beginning including substantial breaking out of existing concrete slabs, removal of existing rail tracks and the deconstruction of the existing shed which was in disarray. The shed itself is a large steel structure with a Kingspan composite roof system and Kingspan cladding throughout.
Works include the formation of new inspection pits, jacking pads and wheel lathes as well as new office and messing facilities, car pack formation, external drainage, external hardstanding, siphonic drainage, M&E, cladding and external lighting.
The project was handed over on time to the delight of the client (EMD).