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New offices for GB Railfreight have been officially opened in Peterborough this week.
The building includes solar panels on the roof and a number of electric vehicle charging points along with a bike rack.
The teams moved into the new building earlier this month which houses central functions along with training, operations and the GBRf 24 hour control centre.
Founded back in 1999 the company continues to go from strength to strength even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new offices are next to the start-of-the-art simulators owned by GBRf for training drivers.
A time capsule was buried on the site of the new offices last year.
John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight said: “I am over the moon to be able to officially open our new offices in Peterborough today. Having seen a huge increase in the demand for our services, we made the call to expand our operations here by investing in new offices and training facilities. Today that has become a reality.
“On behalf of GBRf, I would like to thank the construction company Lindum for completing an outstanding job. The success of the project relies on the practical, hands-on approach taken from concept to completion, and the company is delighted with the result of this partnership.
“Our partnership with Lindum has seen the works happen on time and within budget – no mean feat considering what a challenging year 2020 was for the UK and the whole world. Now we look to put that disruption behind us, and kickstart a new phase for the business, which continues to go from strength to strength.”
Darren King, Managing Director of Lindum, added: “This has been a fantastic project to be involved in. The building is just a few miles from our Peterborough office, so we are particularly happy to see the site being regenerated in this way. “Work began just before the Covid outbreak so we had to introduce strict hygiene rules and extra safety measures on site to ensure the impact of the virus was kept to a minimum.
“It is great to see a company like GB Railfreight reaffirming its commitment to Peterborough and we’ve enjoyed working with such a forward-thinking and ambitious client.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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