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BakerHicks expand rail and power capabilities with new office in York .

News 28 Jul 2023

It’s home to the National Railway Museum, one of the UK’s finest Victorian stations and many esteemed and historic rail companies, and now York is also home to BakerHicks.

Highlights .

  • Specialist office in historic city of York to service rail and power clients
  • Offering dedicated rail expertise, including overhead line design
  • Supporting big initiatives by power sector companies in the region

With expanding numbers of rail and power sector clients across the UK, BakerHicks have opened a new specialist office in the historic city of York. Primarily staffed by rail industry experts, the York office will support BakerHicks’ Derby office in delivering dedicated rail designs for companies such as Network Rail, SPL Powerlines, BAM Nuttall, Amco Giffen, Northern Trains, and industry bodies including Transport for North.

BakerHicks’ York office will offer expertise in overhead line design, a key specialism for the team. Alongside electrification schemes in the rail industry, they will also be targeting supporting power industry projects from the new office, with companies such as National Grid launching big initiatives in the region focused on getting more low-carbon energy into homes and businesses.

The team will also be able to call upon BakerHicks’ existing architectural, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and high voltage engineering capabilities within its five existing offices (Derby, London, Manchester, Motherwell and Warwick) to provide clients with a holistic service.

Alwyn Hanekom, BakerHicks’ Managing Director for Infrastructure, Government & Defence, says:

York is a railway city, it’s the centre of the rail network along the east coast and has substantial clusters of rail industry suppliers and skills. We have ambitious plans for growth and having skilled teams on-the-ground where our clients are based is central to our approach across the business, allowing us to really understand their requirements. So, it makes perfect sense for us to locate here. I’m looking forward to working with many of the companies based in the city to deliver rail infrastructure which improves the travel experience of railway users across the UK.

The contact details for the York office can be found on the Contact page.

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