GB Railfreight, along with Lindum, have buried a time capsule at the site of the new office in Peterborough to mark the next phase of construction.
The time capsule contains a message from GBRf Managing Director, John Smith, while Lindum included a photo of the project team.
In addition, GBRf put in copies of the days newspapers, a GBRf tie and hi-viz vest as well as photos of all the GBRf staff involved in the project; the latest NOW CD, a ‘price list’ of a selection of items at this time in 2020; a copy of the GBRf 20th anniversary photo book and GBRf merchandise.
GB Railfreight announced an investment of £3m for the new office in Peterborough back in January, having been granted planning permission in December 2019.
The opening of the office has been delayed to April 2021.
John Smith, Managing Director of GB Railfreight said: “At the start of the year we announced that, to meet increasing demand for our services, GBRf was expanding operations by investing in new offices and training facilities. Today we take another step towards seeing that turn into reality.
“Today’s ceremony marks a significant moment, and what a year it’s been. When we look back in years to come, we will be able to reflect on what a seismic year 2020 was. Hopefully it will also be the year GBRf truly kicked on and continued to be one of the fastest growing companies in the transport sector, despite the difficulties the UK economy faces at this time.”
General Manager of Lindum Peterborough Darren King said work on the project was going well. He said: “It’s great to be here today to celebrate how this building is progressing. As a Peterborough-based business, it’s very reassuring to see a power-house company like GBRf recommitting to the city with this kind of investment.
“We are also delighted to be involved in the burial of the time capsule and are grateful to GBRf for inviting us to contribute. One day in the future, it will offer a fascinating insight into life in 2020, which has certainly been a year like no other.
“We have produced a memory stick to be included in the capsule. It includes some information about Lindum, profiles of the project team and an explanation about how this project was affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. It should make for interesting reading one day!”
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