The UGL Rail and Technology Systems business has moved to a new location in the Perth suburb of Rivervale, to accommodate a sixfold increase in staff in WA in the past 12 months.
Its general manager, Anthony Hodge, said the new workspace had room for more than 100 employees.
“We have outgrown our office space, so we’ve extended our offices next door. We have also transformed the original premises into a dedicated design and engineering office that will continue to support our growing projects team and will remain home to our signalling design, verification, testing and commissioning team,” he said.
UGL is actively engaged in delivering a number of critical rail and technology projects in WA.
Notably, UGL is currently delivering a new traction feeder substation at the Bellevue Rail Depot, as well as the physical infrastructure for the Radio Systems Replacement (RSR) project for the Public Transport Authority, a major rail communications upgrade spanning Perth’s metropolitan rail network.
The RSR project will support a more efficient rail network for Perth’s growing population and will give the rail network capacity to run more trains on the existing tracks and see more reliable, safe, and punctual train operations.
These projects are a key component of the broader METRONET program.
“The official opening of our new office in Rivervale marks a significant milestone for UGL and is a testament to the extraordinary growth of our Western Australian operations over the past year,” Hodge said.
“I am immensely proud of our team whose hard work and commitment have been instrumental in the success of the business. We eagerly anticipate a number of exciting prospects on the horizon, and we’re confident that our team’s expertise and passion will continue to drive excellence in Rail and Technology Systems, both in WA and across Australia.
“We’re also involved in manufacturing and maintenance work at Bassendean, which has reintroduced wagon assembly in Australia, reinforcing our commitment to rail and local manufacturing in the west.
“UGL has a long-standing history in WA, having been established there more than 30 years ago. We now have project sites and offices throughout the state and we’re proud to provide value and opportunities in the communities where we work.”