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Heaton Depot Receives 3rd Successive 100% Network Rail Environmental and Safety Audit (STAR Audit)

3 April 2017
Rail Depot upgrade experts, Spencer Group, has just received it's third successive 100% Network Rail Environmental and Safety Audit (STAR Award) at Heaton Depot, Newcastle. The STAR audit is a recently introduced innovation by Network Rail to monitor and evaluate…

Spencer Group completes 100-year-old station refurbishment at Wemyss Bay

23 July 2016
Spencer Group has completed a series of intricate and sensitive refurbishment works at the historic Wemyss Bay railway station in Scotland. The contract, which saw works begin in April 2014, required Spencer Group’s team to carry out a range of…

Spencer Group completes Kirkstall Forge Station – now open to passengers

5 July 2016
Kirkstall Forge Station, West Yorkshire’s latest railway station, welcomed its first passengers on Sunday 19th June, with first train arraiving from Leeds at 8:38am. The station is part of a major new development in Kirkstall comprising 1,050 new homes, 300,000…

Depot projects proceeding apace

5 June 2016
Spencer Group has enjoyed a phenomenal start to 2016, which has seen the securing of £86 million of work; that total is £121 million when combined with the Group’s energy works. Depot enhancement projects are significant in this recent success,…

Rochester Riverside car park opens to universal acclaim

8 May 2016
For the great benefit of the residents of Rochester and surrounding area, it is pleasing to be able to announce that Rochester Riverside multi-storey car park was opened to the public on Friday, 29th April.  Spencer Group handed over the…

Firm foundations for multi-storey car park

26 January 2016
Spencer Group continues to work on Rochester Riverside Car Park, part of the re-development of the area surrounding the new Rochester Station. Spencer was awarded the £160,000 contract to design the new car park and was then invited to tender…

One Down, Six Light Maintenance Depots to Go

18 January 2016
Train maintenance depot expert’s Spencer Group has successfully completed the upgrade of Ferme Park Depot in London. All works were completed on 12th January 2016 with handback to the Train Operating Company (TOC) expected before the end of January. The…

Spencer Group gives a final push to complete Rochester Station ahead of schedule

4 January 2016
Spencer Group has completed work on the brand new station in Rochester. The first train ran from the new station at 17:24 on Sunday 13th December. Claire Perry, the Minister for Rail and Conservative MP for the Devizes constituency, officially…

The next train to arrive at Apperley Bridge’s brand new station is…

23 December 2015
The first train to depart from the brand new Apperley Bridge station was given the green light on Sunday 13th December 2015. Work to complete the new Apperley Bridge station, which was successfully delivered by Spencer Group on behalf of…

IEP Upgrade Works begin on East Coast Main Line’s Second Rail Depot

19 November 2015
Spencer Group has begun work on their second depot under Hitachi Rail Europe’s Intercity Express Programme. Rail depot upgrade experts Spencer started on-site at the Craigentinny rail depot in Edinburgh on Monday 16th November (2015) with completion expected in July…

Spencer Group Win Award for Outstanding Civil Engineering

16 July 2015
Spencer Group has won the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) South East England Engineering Innovation Award for the pedestrian subway slide at Rochester Station, which was carried out during Easter 2014. The 850t concrete subway was slid into position on…

Spencer Group to give Historic Finsbury Park Underground Station a ‘Lift’

12 June 2015
London Underground has appointed Spencer Group to work on improvements to Finsbury Park Underground Station to help it achieve step-free-access by 2018. The main works include the construction of a new western entrance to replace the existing Wells Terrace entryway,…

Spencer Group to Upgrade First Great Western’s Flagship Reading Depot

8 June 2015
Multidisciplinary Engineering Company, Spencer Group has been awarded the extension and upgrade to First Great Western’s flagship Train Care Depot in Reading. Part of the Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme, Spencer will begin detail design works immediately and the…

Spencer Group working on upgrades of the East Coast Mainline Light Maintenance Depots

26 May 2015
Multi-disciplinary engineering company Spencer Group are working in collaboration with Network Rail and Hitachi on the upgrade of eight Light Maintenance Depots (LMDs) to design & build improved maintenance & servicing facilities at existing East Coast Depots for Hitachi Europe.…

Hackney stations works on track for June completion

22 April 2015
Spencer Group is set to complete works to improve access to both Hackney stations in June. The project, which is being delivered on behalf of London Overgound, will provide a passenger walkway between two adjoining lines serving Platform 2 at…

Spencer Group’s Wemyss Bay Station team praised following community group’s site tour

16 April 2015
Spencer Group has welcomed members of a local community group to Wemyss Bay Station in Scotland to explore the works it is undertaking. Six members from Friends of Wemyss Bay Station were invited on a three-hour tour of the historic…

Further praise for Spencer Group with finish line in sight at £10m Bradford train station

27 March 2015
The Spencer Group has been praised for its works to ensure a new £10m train station in Bradford, West Yorkshire, remains on course for completion in the summer. Apperley Bridge will open to passengers in five months’ time, 50 years…

Spencer Group tackles harsh winter to progress refurbishment works at 100-year-old station in Scotland

13 February 2015
Spencer Group is currently undertaking a series of delicate refurbishment works at a 100-year-old station in Scotland. The group’s on site team is required to deliver a series of works including the refurbishment of platform canopies, refurbishment of the concourse…

Spencer Group utilises 52-hour Network Rail Christmas blockade to ensure London Underground (LU) Finsbury Park works are delivered on time

5 January 2015
Spencer Group (Spencer) completed its first ever project on behalf of London Underground during a 52-hour Network Rail blockade over Christmas. Spencer was contracted in November 2014 to carry out the works at Finsbury Park Station, requiring a swift deployment…

Spencer Group to undertake first ever London Underground works over Christmas

22 December 2014
Spencer Group will undertake its first ever works on behalf of London Underground this Christmas. The enabling works contract at Finsbury Park Station comes on the back of the successful delivery of rail infrastructure works for Network Rail at Gravesend…