Today, HS2 Ltd confirmed that a team made up of Mace and Dragados will build the city centre high-speed railway station in Birmingham.
The deal, which is set to further boost the West Midlands’ economy, is worth up to £570m. It will see Mace Dragados work with HS2 in two stages to finalise the detailed design and then build the station.
HS2 Ltd’s Chief Executive, Mark Thurston said concerning the deal: “Birmingham Curzon Street is right 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.”
Adopting the latest eco-friendly design and sustainable technologies, the station itself will be net-zero carbon in operation. Harnessing the latest technologies, the station will utilise sustainable power generation.
It will also have over 2,800m2 of solar panels located on platform canopies.
Adding to his comment, Mark said, “Mace and Dragados have some incredible experience delivering some of the world’s most challenging and exciting infrastructure projects, and I look forward to welcoming them to the team.”
Mace and Dragados have some incredible experience delivering some of the world’s most challenging and exciting infrastructure projects
This new station has been designed to meet a ‘BREEAM excellent’ standard. The standard is an industry recognised for buildings that reduce energy usage and materials waste as well as minimising their impact on the natural environment.
Discussing its significance to the West Midlands, HS2 Minister, Andrew Stephenson stated: “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 skilled jobs and helping forge better connections across the whole country.”