Mace and Dragados Wins HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street Station Contract

HS2 has confirmed that a team made up of Mace and Dragados will build Birmingham’s new city-centre high-speed railway station.

The deal, which is worth up to 570m GBP ( 663m euros | 806m USD), will see the companies work with HS2 in two stages to finalise the detailed design and then build the landmark station.

Birmingham Curzon Street Exterior

HS2 Curzon Street Station

The station will be net zero carbon in operation and adopt the latest eco-friendly design and sustainable technologies, including capturing rainwater and using sustainable power generation from more than 2,800m2 of solar panels located on platform canopies.

It is designed to meet the ‘BREEAM excellent’ standard, an industry-recognised benchmark for buildings that reduce energy use and materials waste and minimise their impact on the natural environment.

Mark Thurston, HS2 Chief Executive, said:

“Birmingham Curzon Street is at the heart of the HS2 project, providing a fantastic terminus for trains running right into the heart of the city centre. The station will play a vital role in the long-term economic future of the West Midlands, creating hundreds of jobs during construction and boosting the region after the pandemic.”

 

Mace and Dragados have a track record delivering some of the world’s most complex and exciting infrastructure projects, including the refurbishment of Birmingham New Street, Battersea Power Station (phase 2) and work on delivering the Spanish high-speed rail network, including the major new Madrid Atocha and Barcelona Sants stations.

They are also working together in a separate joint venture delivering HS2’s London terminus at Euston.

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson, said:

“It marks a major investment in Birmingham's future as we build back better from Covid-19 – breathing new life into the city centre, supporting hundreds of new skills jobs and helping forge better connections across the whole country.”

 

Once completed, passengers will be able to access up to nine high-speed trains an hour, along with the Midland Metro, which runs alongside and underneath the station. Accessible pedestrian routes will connect to local bus services, Sprint rapid transit buses and local rail services from the neighbouring Moor Street station. Cycle parking has also been incorporated, providing space for more than 550 bicycles.

Significant progress has already been made at Curzon Street. Site clearance is now complete and a massive archaeological programme, involving 70 archaeologists, has unearthed the world’s oldest railway roundhouse.

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