Shortlist revealed to build new HS2 station in Birmingham

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A shortlist of companies vying to win the £570 million contract to build the new HS2 station in Birmingham city centre has been unveiled.

The trio of bidders will now be invited to tender for the project with the final award of the contract expected next year.

The two-stage contract will see the winning bidder work closely with HS2 to develop the detailed design and then build the station in Curzon Street.

The three finalists are:

– BAM Ferrovial (a joint venture of BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Construction)

– Laing O’Rourke Construction

– Mace Dragados (a joint venture of Mace and Dragados)

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The new station received planning consent in April – the first HS2 site to do so – and will be built on a vacant car park in the city’s Eastside district, incorporating the old 1830s Curzon Street terminus.

It is one of four new stations planned for the first phase of the high-speed line between Birmingham and London, along with sites in Solilhull east of Birmingham Airport and two in London at Old Oak Common and Euston.

Preparatory work has been ongoing for months in Curzon Street which has also seen the remnants of what is believed to be the world’s oldest railway roundhouse discovered underground.

HS2’s procurement and commercial director David Poole said: “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.

“It’s great to see how much interest there is in the competition and we look forward to working with the successful bidder to deliver what will be a new low-carbon architectural landmark for Birmingham and the UK.”

Alongside up to nine high-speed trains an hour, passengers will also be able to access Midland Metro trams services to the city centre, Digbeth, the Jewellery Quarter and the Black Country.


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