Siemens Teal Park development takes shape

Shaping up Teal Park (L-R): Steve Middlebrough, Director of Engineering at Siemens in Lincoln and Stephen Prosser, Regional Director of Yorkshire and the North East at St. Modwen

The main steel framework has been put in place this week for Siemens’ £25 million facility at Teal Park near Lincoln.

The construction phase of this complex project, scheduled to take nine months, is expected to create jobs for around 250 construction workers in Lincoln.

As previously reported, the company is relocating its gas turbine business from existing sites in central Lincoln to a new building at the edge of the city.

The facility will initially consist of 50,000 sq ft of offices and an 85,000 sq ft servicing premises.

Teal Park is hoped to become a landmark development for the region when complete, with the potential to attract £500 million of business investment over the next 10-15 years and create some 4,000 jobs.

Siemens’ relocation to the site has been seen as a major endorsement of the park, and the A46 is also being dualled from Doddington Road roundabout to the junction at Whisby Road junction.

Neil Corner, Director Service at Siemens in Lincoln, said: “We are very pleased and excited that works have started on site.”

He said the company intends to move its workshop and staff to Teal Park in the final quarter of 2012 and become operational in early 2013.

Stephen Prosser, Yorkshire and North East Regional Director for St. Modwen, Siemens’ development partner for the facility, said:

“Erection of the steel work marks the first stage of work on site, and is the first visible sign of the time, patience and expertise we have invested in order to bring this project to fruition.”