HS2 Ltd has revealed the shortlisted construction companies for the Birmingham Curzon Street station which has a value of GBP 570 million (EUR 631.4 million).
The bidders are:
- BAM Ferrovial (a JV consisting of BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Construction-UK)
- Laing O’Rourke Construction
- Mace Dragados (a JV consisting of Mace Limited and Dragados S.A. UK Branch)
The contracts are expected to be awarded next year.
“Birmingham Curzon Street is absolutely at the heart of the HS2 project and will help transform the city and the economy of the wider region. We are looking for a partner to take on the highly complex construction phase, working with us to deliver this logistical and engineering challenge,” HS2 Ltd’s Procurement and Commercial Director, David Poole, said.
For Birmingham Curzon Street station design, HS2 worked with WSP and Grimshaw Architects. The design takes that inspiration into the 21st Century, ensuring accessibility and a focus on the open space and landscaping around it. The design also incorporates the existing historic Old Curzon Street building and link it to the new station’s eastern concourse at New Canal Street.
Nine high speed trains an hour in each direction from the station will use the station offering passengers to access the Midland Metro, which runs alongside and underneath the station. Accessible pedestrian routes will provide access to local bus services, Sprint rapid transit bus services and local rail services from the neighbouring Moor Street station. The station will also have a cycle parking for more than 550 bicycles.
The station design will maximise the benefit of natural resources such as sunlight and water and have new public spaces surrounding it. It will use the latest eco-friendly design and sustainable technologies including capturing rainwater and sustainable power generation
The Curzon Street is the first HS2 station to gain planning approval.