Sleeper Factory J F Finnegan Ltd

Working with J F Finnegan, Race Cottam Associates has designed a Concrete Sleeper Manufacturing Facility for end users Trackwork Moll and Network Rail.  The site is located in Doncaster adjacent to the East Coast Main Line Railway Line. 

The project is the largest and most modern facility of its kind in the UK and represents a massive investment by Network Rail into the infrastructure sector.

Producing over 400,000 sleepers per year required a building over 200m long with a clear volume.  Race Cottam’s solution responds to detailed technical requirements of the facility and design implications for noise, transport and visual impact, whilst being sympathetic to the thorough site and contextual analysis.  The scheme has been treated simply with clear forms and a limited palette of materials, which celebrate the grand scale of the facility.