News Archive for March, 2014

Shipping of Cable Crawler gantries celebrates UK engineering and manufacturing excellence

26 March 2014
Four huge “Cable Crawler” gantries have been shipped to Denmark in a celebration of British engineering and manufacturing excellence. Spencer Group, a world leader in bridge engineering, has delivered the gantries in readiness for work to begin on the world’s…

“Siemens will be catalyst for unprecedented investment”, says Spencer Group Chairman

25 March 2014
Charlie Spencer, Chairman and owner of Hull-based specialist engineering business Spencer Group, which is at the forefront of green energy developments in the Humber region, today said the go-ahead for Siemens wind turbine manufacturing operations would unleash “unprecedented investment” in…

Spencer Group joins forces with Stratford-based Chase Meadow to form Chase Meadow Signalling

24 March 2014
Spencer Group (Spencer) has acquired a majority share in rail industry signalling experts, Chase Meadow, to form Chase Meadow Signalling (CMS). CMS, headquartered in Stratford Upon Avon, provides highly specialised signalling solutions and joins Spencer Group’s rail business following the…

Another major step forward on Wessex Package 7

23 March 2014
Spencer Rail has completed one its busiest weekends of works on the Wessex Package 7 Platform Extension programme. The programme to extend platforms at more than 50 stations in the Wessex region moved a step closer to completion after Spencer…

Spencer Rail puts Ipswich Chord project on course for completion

20 March 2014
Spencer Rail was commissioned by Network Rail to build a stretch of track close to Ipswich Good Yard, linking the East Suffolk Line and the Great Eastern Main Line, which will provide essential connection to freight destinations to the north…

Spencer Rail completes another busy weekend of works on the Wessex Package 7 Platform Extension programme

17 March 2014
Spencer Rail remains on course to complete major works to extend platforms at 48 stations in the Wessex region. Works on the Wessex Package 7 Platform Extension programme took another leap forwards this weekend after Spencer Rail’s Civils team completed in…

National Stations Improvement Programme ‘400th station’ event at Wokingham Station

14 March 2014
Today, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer officially unveiled the newly refurbished rail station in Wokingham, representing the 400th station to benefit from the National Stations Improvement Programme (NSIP).   The £6 million project has been funded by NSIP, in partnership with South…

First journey on Ipswich Chord signals a move forward for the UK’s rail network

6 March 2014
The eagerly-anticipated Ipswich Chord has moved a step closer to completion after the first train rolled over the tracks in week 48 of the project. Spencer Rail was commissioned by Network Rail to build a stretch of track close to Ipswich…

Wessex Package 7 Update

3 March 2014
A multi-million pound project to increase the length of platforms along the Wessex rail route has moved closer to completion. More than 600 shifts were completed by the Spencer Rail team across nine locations last weekend. On completion, Wessex Package…