Waldeck have been appointed as Lead Designers on the construction of a new two-storey office and storage building at Network Rail’s existing Maintenance Delivery Unit (MDU) in Holbeck.

Appointed by Buckingham Group Contracting Limited, Waldeck will provide a full multi-disciplinary design service for the project, including:

Project Overview

The aim of the project is to increase the capacity and efficiency of the Holbeck DU site and provide a more consolidated and modern facility for the Network Rail operational staff in the Leeds area.

The scheme includes:

  • Retrofitting of the existing ~60m x 29m Victorian engine shed to provide accommodation and stores.
  • New space provision including office space, mess areas, showers, locker rooms, plant room, meeting rooms, break out space, control rooms, walkways and stores facilities.
  • The construction of a mezzanine floor within the existing engine shed as well as subdivision of the existing space along with total refurbishment.

Alison Doubell, Director of Rail at Waldeck, shared: “As increasing numbers of Network Rail staff are using this facility, it is important to provide a modern, fit for purpose Delivery Unit. The new buildings are part of a consolidation project to join a number of dilapidated buildings and modular temporary buildings into a sustainable and very well-designed facility.

Similar to the Doncaster Delivery Unit which Waldeck are also working on, the project will involve a complex phasing and demolition strategy to avoid operational disruption to the main site.”

Waldeck will be collaborating closely with our client, Buckingham Group Contracting Limited and others across the supply chain, to see the project through to completion in 2019.