Laing O’Rourke to Build HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull

HS2 Ltd has contracted Laing O’Rourke Delivery Limited to build the HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull.

The contract has a value of up to 370 million GBP and will be completed in two stages. Laing O’Rourke will work with HS2 Ltd to finalise the interchange station design and build the infrastructure.

Hs2 Interchange Station
Interchange Station aerial envisioned in April 2020
Andrew Cubitt, HS2’s Procurement and Supply Chain Director said:

“Congratulations to Laing O’Rourke who will be awarded this significant HS2 contract, which will not only unlock many jobs and business opportunities in the Midlands, but also provide hundreds of supply chain contracts for companies right across the country.”

Once operational, up to five trains per hour will pass through the station in both directions, providing an estimated 175,000 seats each day. This will make the facility one of the UK’s best connected transport interchanges.

Lee Holmes, HS2’s Stations Director said:

“It’s fantastic to have Laing O’Rourke ready to build our new HS2 station in Solihull at the heart of the HS2 network. So far, we’ve worked with Arup to develop an award-winning, eco-friendly station, and now look forward to starting the next phase of design before construction starts next year. The station has been designed to be net zero in operation, which is a key part of HS2’s strategy to reduce carbon and our ambition to build the most sustainable railway in the world.”

The station is the first railway station globally to achieve the BREEAM Outstanding sustainability certification at the design stage in recognition of its eco-friendly features.

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