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RWO is motoring ahead after winning a contract to provide engineering services for one of the largest automotive logistics centres in the UK.

We have secured the work to support the new Rockingham Logistics Hub at the former Rockingham Speedway site near Corby in the East Midlands. This is a 250-acre site with planning for end-to-end automotive processing, which when open will have storage capacity for 50,000 cars along with several vehicle maintenance buildings and 40,000 sq. ft of office space.

The contract involves re-evaluating the plans for the vehicle maintenance buildings, which are being built on a concrete raft specifically designed by RWO to replace the original cost prohibitive piled solution, spreading the load of the building over a wider area.

The work also sees the preparation of designs and supplying a package of engineering services to ensure a successful structural infrastructure build programme, which is due for completion in spring 2021.

Head of our Leeds office, Andrew Fairburn, said: “This is another high-profile project working to create one of the UK’s foremost independent automotive logistics centre. It’s great to be involved, reflecting the skills and expertise available in the region to support multi-million pound national investment projects.”

Alan Cooper, director at contractors Core Special Projects, said: “We are working in close partnership with the RWO team to develop a successful engineering solution. They have the skills and experience to deliver service and quality for this important project, which will benefit so many in the local area.”

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