January 6, 2012 2.42 pm This story is over 142 months old

Siemens opens revamped Lincoln building

New building: Work has been completed at the Siemens’ Joseph Ruston building near Pelham Bridge.

Nick Muntz, managing director of Siemens in Lincoln and the Right Reverend Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln, at the opening ceremony

Siemens’ revamped building at the Waterside South complex near Pelham Bridge in Lincoln has been officially opened on Friday, January 6 by the Bishop of Lincoln.

Construction at the Joseph Ruston building began in April 2011 and cost around £4 million, housing around 120 Siemens customer facing employees.

The modern fascia incorporates a new reception area, meeting rooms, offices and features a scale turbine rotor suspended from the ceiling.

The building was designed to be energy-efficient, with insulation, automatic lights, and three electric car charging points.

There are also three Nissan electric cars to move employees between the company’s manufacturing sites and the newly-opened Engineering Hub.

Right Reverend Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln, said: “It is a great day for Siemens, but also for Lincoln.

“The building represents Siemens’ commitment to the city and its people, and I am delighted to represent this community in my role as the Bishop of Lincoln.

Nick Muntz, managing director of Siemens in Lincoln said: “For Siemens this latest investment is about creating a truly modern manufacturing environment, which best reflects our reputation in our markets.”

Andrew Taylor, chief executive of the City of Lincoln Council said: “We are delighted that Siemens has made these improvements to the Lincoln site.

“This is a sign of Siemens ongoing commitment to the local economy and outlines the value they place in the city and the local workforce.”

Siemens is also consolidating its gar turbine service business at Teal Park, just off the A46 south of Lincoln, where it signed a 12-year lease.

The Teal Park deal is worth £20 million and work is expected to be completed in December.

The Firth Road site will continue to operate until the end of the year, and the Ruston site will remain open following the move.

Photos: Dominic Clark for The Lincolnite