The ROC, located on the Engineers Triangle, will be one of 14 proposed centres across the UK and will eventually coordinate and control all rail operations on the London North Eastern route. The training centre will consolidate services already provided at several different locations into a single, purpose-built facility.
Architect for the project is Aedas.
John Phillips, construction director for BAM, said: “The York Engineers Triangle will provide a railway operations centre housed in modern high specification office facilities with the capacity to expand to 48 desks over time. We will also develop a detailed design for the workforce development centre which will be learning space, such as lecture theatres and classrooms and areas to simulate track repair and maintenance. We’re now working closely as part of the joint project team with Network Rail, Aedas and Giffords, who will provide the structural and mechanical expertise, to progress the project.”
BAM is already at work on Network Rail's national centre in Milton Keynes, which opens in summer 2012 and will provide facilities for more than 3,000 people, and is redeveloping the retail units at Waterloo Station. Aedas has work on-going for the national rail operator at Euston, Manchester, Rotherham, Bolton, Edinburgh and Leeds.