Equipment and tool hire business opens 15,000 sq ft service facility

National equipment and tool hire firm Speedy, has launched a regional service centre in Doncaster to support construction and rail engineering firms across the region.

The 15,000 sq ft centre on Sandall Stones Road, Kirk Sandall, is four times the size of its previous site on Kelham Street.

The business says it is expecting to take on new staff as it continues to expand its service offering locally.

Contractors in the region will be able to access the firm’s 350 most popular products through Capital Commitment, Speedy’s four-hour delivery promise, with click and collect services available via its app or website.

The centre will also cater to Doncaster’s 50 companies that comprise one of the UK’s biggest rail clusters.

It will provide specialist rail engineering equipment, including battery-powered assets for rail welding and track placement for renewal and maintenance projects.

A managed trackside lighting service will provide rail customers with site surveys, eco lighting systems and ongoing maintenance and management services throughout their projects.

Kelly Adams

Kelly Adams, regional director for Yorkshire & the North East at Speedy, said: “The new centre will enhance the vital services the region’s contractors need to deliver the major development and infrastructure projects underway across the region – including the regeneration projects underway across central Sheffield and Doncaster.

“Doncaster is also a strategically important location for our national rail services business.

“The town is among one of the biggest rail conurbations in the country, bolstered most recently by Siemens’ new train manufacturing factory being constructed nearby in Goole.

“We recognise local contractors also want to do right by the communities they operate in, and our range of equipment and services will ensure they can deliver projects as safely as possible while minimising their impact on the environment.”

The centre will provide the region’s businesses with access to Speedy’s training for the first time, which will include dedicated learning facilities.

Once social distancing restrictions allow, courses will be available to general construction workers and rail engineers.

An electric vehicle charging point will be available for customers, with the centre also powered in part by solar energy.