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March 5, 2021

Danley Supports Winning Bid For £40m Siemens Mobility Rail Project

Danley®, alongside engineering partner, Adept Consulting, are proud to have supported GMI Construction in their winning bid to build a £40m rail manufacturing site for Siemens Mobility.

Working in a consultative capacity, Danley® value engineered the design for the external service yard areas of the new Yorkshire-based facility, delivering impressive reductions in the specified pavement thickness from 340mm to 295mm, saving 1330m³ of concrete.

Matt Bollé, National Sales Engineer, comments:

“Green credentials are high on the agenda for any major construction project, and our Strategic Reinforcement™ Design enabled us to significantly reduce the amount of concrete required for the service yard of this prestigious manufacturing site. It’s key changes like this that enabled GMI to put forward a more environmentally sustainable project bid, which offered a range of appealing benefits for the customer.

“Not only does using less concrete deliver environmental and cost efficiencies through reduced use of building materials, but it also means fewer deliveries to site. The concrete saved on this project will result in 166* fewer concrete deliveries when construction begins in Spring.

“We are proud to have played an integral role, alongside other suppliers in developing a winning bid for such a ground breaking project. We look forward to supporting the teams on site when concrete slab installation commences.”

Combining ground supported flatwork designs and the performance advantages of tapered plate dowel technology, Danley’s Strategic Reinforcement™ Design optimises material and labour costs by removing all mesh reinforcement and placing steel at the joints, where it provides the most benefit in minimising joint spalling and random cracking.

The paved service yard, covering 29,500m2 will be subject to very high wheel loads from the transporters used to move the newly manufactured trains between buildings, and as such joint stability and long-term performance were two critical factors in designing this aspect of the project.

Based in Goole, Yorkshire, the project is part of the first phase of investment in Siemens Mobility’s new £200m train manufacturing plant and rail supply chain village. The facility will begin manufacturing new Tube trains for London’s Piccadilly line, one construction is complete.

Danley’s Strategic Reinforcement™ Design was selected based on the class-leading performance of our tapered PD3® Plate Dowels and Danley® Dowels. For more information on Strategic Reinforcement™ Design, click here, or to read more about the PD3® Plate Dowels and Danley® Dowels used in this design, click here.


*Assuming the concrete would be delivered in 8m³ capacity concrete wagons