BAM and architects Aedas have won the contract to design and build Network Rail’s new flagship rail operating centre (ROC) and training centre on the city’s “Engineers Triangle” site.
The scheme is one of 14 centres planned across the country to coordinate and control all rail operations on the London North Eastern route.
BAM, Aedas and Network Rail are already working together on the national centre in Milton Keynes which opens next summer.
John Phillips, construction director for BAM, said: “The York Engineers Triangle will provide a railway operations centre housed in modern high specification office facilities with the capacity to expand to 48 desks over time.
“We will also develop a detailed design for the workforce development centre which will be learning space, such as lecture theatres and classrooms and areas to simulate track repair and maintenance.
“We’re now working closely as part of the joint project team with Network Rail, Aedas and Giffords, who will provide the structural and mechanical expertise, to progress the project.”
Construction is due to be complete by 2014.