Birmingham New Street Station Hits New Development Milestone

Image Courtesy of Network Rail

The development and structure of the new Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central shopping destination, has hit another mile stone. The demolition of the existing work has come to an end as the start of the new atrium can now begin.

The demolition consisted of 6,000 tonnes of concrete being removed and destroyed. The area once covered will now be taken to build a stunning atrium, to allow more natural light into the station and shopping centre. The machine used to complete this work was a bespoke JCB – also known as the Mega Muncher – which was also used by a local firm Coleman and Company to remove two floors of concrete from the old station structure.

Birmingham New Street Station Continues Development

Now demolition is complete the new structures can be hung from the steelwork, so further work can be done, in time for the completion date of September 2015.

Project director from Network Rail, Chris Montgomery, said: The completion of this work marks a huge milestone for the project. Building the atrium roof and removing such a large amount of concrete from the centre of the building was a huge feat of engineering. I am proud of the way that Colemans has completed the demolition in such a short space of time which allows us to move on to the next challenge of cladding the atriums interior ready for the station opening later this year.

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