Esher 24 November 2017: Keltbray Aspire, which is part of Keltbray Group and provides overhead line electrification services on the UK’s rail infrastructure, has opened a new facility at the Dunchurch Trading Estate in Rugby, Warwickshire.
The grade one, 20,000 square foot facility includes office space for 20 people, storage and a state of the art plant maintenance workshop for Keltbray’s 40+ fleet of overhead line electrification road rail vehicles, which is looked after by 12 plant fitters.
This is a major upgrade from the company’s previous facility in Parkfield Road, also in Rugby, which the company had outgrown. Located just off the A45 London Road/Coventry Road dual carriageway, it provides easy access to the motorway network, and has a substantial yard area. Importantly, it is also safe and robust, and has high enough ceilings and the expansive footprint to accommodate multiple vehicles at any one time, including a 32-tonne, 12-metre long Zeck Wiring Unit. It also allows for under-wheel chassis work, which was just not possible at the old Rugby depot.
The new facility has now been commissioned and was officially opened by Keltbray Group’s CEO, Brendan Kerr, following a three month’s fit out programme to convert the open space in the pristine warehouse to suit Keltbray’s requirements.
About the new facility, Brendan said: “The new Dunchurch facility is strategically placed with regards to our work on all of the UK’s major rail infrastructure projects; be it in the north, south, east or west. It also meets all of our other requirements, and I am delighted to see how the organisation and utilisation of the site has come together and been so smoothly commissioned.
“I am delighted for the 22-strong team based on site, and grateful to them for their hard work and dedication. This facility is a great improvement and positions us well for continued growth in the rail electrification arena. It will make a great difference to the wellbeing of the team and boost our maintenance efficiency.”
For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to [email protected]
Keltbray Group is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete frame solutions. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1,500 people, and is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment. Keltbray provides services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects, and its well qualified people take pride in delivering projects safely and efficiently, on time and to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has contributed to a range of high profile construction projects including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court and Battersea Power Station.