Siemens has unveiled a new state-of-the-art gas turbine overhaul facility on the outskirts of Lincoln.
The engineering group, the largest private employer in the city, has moved operations to the 135,000 sq ft Teal Park site, which will be driven by lean processes and has potential for further expansion.
Around 500 employees have moved to the site, which also boasts including a workshop area of 85,000 sq ft and office facility of 50,000 sq ft, arriving from Siemens’ previous offices elsewhere in the city, while workshop operations transferred at Easter.
Neil Corner, director of service at Siemens in Lincoln, said: “From the start our vision has been to create a world-class facility and environment of service excellence to meet our customer service needs.
“The focus of the Centre is on continuous improvement and we are proud to have developed a facility that offers a modern working environment for our customers and employees.”
Mr Corner added that the facility puts both Siemens and Lincoln at the centre of engineering innovation in the UK.
“I believe we have created a new landmark in Lincoln with our development at Teal Park, which together with the other well-known features of the City including the Cathedral and University helps enhance the attractiveness of Lincolnshire as a centre of business excellence. “ he said.
The building is also the first in Lincolnshire to be given a BREAM “excellence” rating for its environmental standards, which include special roof panels and energy efficient lighting as well as electric car and cycle charging points.