Caunton have supplied the structural steelwork for a new maintenance depot, wheel lathe and carriage wash buildings at the Doncaster Carr site in Doncaster. Over a thousand tonnes of framing steelwork have been erected for main contractor Volker Fitzpatrick, whose client is Hitachi Rail Europe. The site is to be a maintenance depot for trains procured under the Intercity Express Programme. Work started on site by Volker Fitzpatrick in the summer 2014 and by 2016 the depot will be operational. Caunton are supplying the steelwork for three new buildings, with facilities for maintenance, stores, offices, wheel lathe, train wash and cleaners accommodation. The main maintenance building is over 300 metres long with a span generally of 55 metres and a height to eaves of ten metres. The building houses various EOT cranes and encloses five lines of rail tracks.
Caunton were pleased to of worked for Volker Fitzpatrick on yet another train care project – following on from their successful contracts with this major contractor at Crawley, Hornsey, Reading and Southampton. More details of these projects may be obtained from our web site www.caunton.co.uk.