Hitachi

Bombardier wins £1billion order

Bombardier has signed a deal with Abiello UK to build 1,000 new carriages for East Anglia's rail network. 

We look forward to working with our customer the Abiello UK, to support them in transforming rail services throughout the region and delivering an enhanced customer experience through the provision of new trains.
— Des McKeon, UK Commercial Director at Bombardier Transportation

The deal worth £1billion — the same as London's Crossrail project — will secure 1,000 of Bombardier's 1,600 jobs based at its Litchurch Lane site for the foreseeable future. 

Des McKeon, UK Commercial Director at Bombardier Transportation, said: "We look forward to working with our customer the Abiello UK, to support them in transforming rail services throughout the region and delivering an enhanced customer experience through the provision of new trains." 

Bombardier will be building 660 of the new carriages in Derby which shall be similar to those currently in production for London's Elizabeth Line. At the same time, Bombardier has formed a joint venture with Hitachi to bid for the next major London Underground contract, due later this year.

Major names choose RTC

Three big names have all recently secured space at RTC Business Park which is owned by Bondholder LCR.

Companies include Hitachi Europe Ltd, Serco Group and Network Rail and were brokered by property consultancy Innes England.

LCR is - in conjunction with fellow Bondholder Derby City Council - using the allocation of the government's Regional Growth Fund to invest in the park to create economic growth and sustainable employment.

European technology giant Hitachi has taken 4,500 sq ft of refurbished office accommodation within Derwent House. From data storage solutions to transportation systems, Hitachi provides products, services and solutions to every sector of the European market.

Serco Group, the outsourcing services company with its head office in Hampshire, has taken just over 9,000 sq ft of refurbished space within Derwent House. Serco operates public and private transport and traffic control, aviation, military weapons, detention centres, prisons and schools on behalf of its customers.

Network Rail, which owns and operates the railway network, has taken five of the six floors at Brunel House on the business park totalling a considerable 15,800 sq ft.

Nick Hosking, Director at Bondholder Innes England, said: "RTC Business Park continues to attract interest from businesses wanting office accommodation with parking just outside the city centre and we are delighted to have secured a hat-trick of substantial deals at the park."

He continues: "Securing the lets just after completion of a full refurbishment illustrates how investing in refurbishment can be rewarded with good quality lets and also demonstrates the increased confidence in Derby's commercial property market."

RTC Business Park is one of the principal engineering employment centres in Derby with direct access to the A6 and is close to the railway station.