Supporting the £85m Northern Hub

Skanska Bam Northern Hub

With news that Manchester’s £85m Ordsall Chord railway project has finally been given the go-ahead we are delighted to announce that Danzer is providing the on-site welfare and office facilities for this prestigious project in a contract worth over £700,000.

This strategically important northern rail link has been in the pipeline for many years but the Transport Secretary has now issued a Transport and Works Act Order, with minor modifications, which paves the way to link Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations for the first time.

Network Rail has been working on the designs of the scheme with a joint venture between Skanska and Bam Nuttall under an ECI arrangement. You can read more about it here.

Our production team at Langley Mill is working at full speed to build the 52 steel Open Space units which will be used on two sites at Ashburys and at Bolton. The units will be end-linked and sited in a double stack of 13 ground floor units and 13 first floor and will provide office facilities for Skanska/BAM.

The first floor accommodation will provide office space, meeting rooms, a server room, print room and reception area. On the ground floor facilities will include a canteen, meeting rooms, locker room, kitchen and toilets and washrooms.

The units it will be on site for the duration of the project which is likely to take 2 to 3 years.

This is a prestigious contract for Danzer and we are very proud to be involved with the creation of this strategic rail link for the North.

For more information about this project, and how we can help you please call Helen Scott 0800 012 6563

Ordsall Chord

The plans include a new section of track to the north west of Castlefield Junction, in the vicinity of Ordsall.

This will link the Castlefield Junction line with the Deal Street Junction line, connecting Manchester’s three main stations for the very first time.

• 2 new fast trains per hour between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool
• 6 fast trains an hour between Leeds and Manchester
• Faster journeys across the north
• A new direct service through Manchester city centre to Manchester Airport
• Faster journey times to Hull, Newcastle and the North East

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