HS2: shortlist revealed for £570m Birmingham station


    24 JUN 2020 BY 

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    Curzon Street plans

    HS2 has announced the shortlist of contractors for its £570m Birmingham Curzon Street station.

    A Bam Nuttall / Ferrovial joint venture, Laing O’Rourke Construction and Mace / Dragados JV will compete for the contract to build the mega-project's flagship Birmingham terminus.

    Plans for the station, first unveiled in October 2018, were released in January with the goal of making it zero-carbon in operation. Features include incorporating 2,800 square metres of solar panels. The plans were approved by the local council in April.

    A Mace / Dragados JV is delivering the £1.5bn HS2 Euston Station, a contract it won ahead of a Bam Nuttall / Ferrovial JV, as well as a Costain / Skanska JV. Bam Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman are involved in the project with the delivery of 80km of tunnels from the Chilterns to Warwickshire as part of the EKBF JV with Eiffage Genie Civil and Kier.

    HS2 procurement and commercial director David Poole said: “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.”

    Procurement for contractors the station was restarted in January after a “lower than anticipated market appetite” during a first attempt. The value of the job then increased by £136m.

    The award, due next year, is a two-stage design and build contract.