Bid race starts for £435m HS2 Birmingham station

Aaron Morby 3 weeks ago
Share

HS2 has given the signal for bid prequalification to start for Birmingham Curzon Street station.

Curzon Street station will be a raised structure to allow trams and people to pass below the main approach railway lines

Around four contractors will be shortlisted to bid for the design and build deal, expected to cost £435m.

Consultant WSP UK working with Grimshaw Architects has worked up designs, which will see seven high speed platforms open in 2026 under a sleek low-arched main building.

Trains will run beneath the main concourse to allow passengers to see both levels and make it easier to find their way around the station

The main station will be a steel and internal timber composite roof structure with trains leaving from a second level below the raised the main station concourse.

Approach railway lines will enter the station on raised viaducts supported by V-shaped piers, allowing people and trams to pass below.

The design features several new public spaces around the new station

Curzon Street station will be the first brand new intercity station built in Britain since the 19th century.

Firms have until 17 January to complete prequalification documents with firms shortlisted to bid in May. The successful bidder is scheduled to be revealed in the second quarter of 2020.

More details are available from the HS2 procurement site.

Prequalification documents for the Birmingham Interchange station tender will be released in the Spring.

Meanwhile, HS2 is expected to name the winning bidders to become construction partners on its London station contracts at Euston and Old Oak Common stations before the end of the year.

After firms dropped out of the Euston Station race just three bidders are left.

Costain and Skanska are understood to be in with a good chance of taking the job, having already secured the HS2 Euston tunnels and approaches track civil engineering contract.

Four remain in the race for the station at Old Oak Common in North West London.

London Euston – cost £1.65bn

  • Costain/Skanska Construction UK
  • Mace/Dragados
  • BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial Agroman (UK)

Old Oak Common – cost £1.3bn

  • Balfour Beatty/Vinci Construction UK/Vinci Construction Grands Projets SAS/Systra
  • Mace/Dragados
  • Bechtel
  • BAM Nuttall/Ferrovial Agroman (UK)

 

Latest news

Argent gets go-ahead for major Tottenham Hale revamp

Contractor hunt to start soon with construction set to start next summer
10 hours ago

£2bn Elephant & Castle shopping centre scheme final go-ahead

Demolition to start after London mayor nods through vast scheme
13 hours ago

Drylining boss banned for tax dodging

Insolvency Service investigators uncover huge CIS and VAT payment discrepancies
9 hours ago

Modular building specialist goes into administration

Timber accommodation pod maker Carbon Dynamic runs out of cash on major contract
13 hours ago

Structural engineer crushed under scaffold tubes

Housing giant and scaffold contractor fined a total of £180,000
13 hours ago

Consultant MHBC merges with Cumming

City of London based firm now part of global giant
12 hours ago

Crossrail delayed again as costs rise by another £2bn

Mayor attacks previous management team who insisted project was "on time and on budget"
1 day ago

Top housing association hires Lendlease resi chief

Richard Cook will lead Clarion Group's ambitious development plans
1 day ago

UK’s tallest Premier Inn plan in Docklands

Premier Inn books in at 30-storey mixed resi and hotel scheme
13 hours ago

Kier wins £45m Cambridge schools campus phase one

Northstowe education campus includes a new 1,800 pupil secondary
13 hours ago

Ian Lawson to advise McLaren on growth plans

Former Severfield and Kier boss becomes consultant at expanding contractor
1 day ago

Boost your online presence – join the Enquirer Directory

New site for suppliers and buyers showcases products, services and latest stories
7 months ago

Interserve shares collapse as rescue talks continue

Shares slump to all-time low as firm now worth under £13m
2 days ago

Forrest falls into administration

Construction and housing divisions to cease trading while Engie buys refurb and energy contracts
4 days ago

Wates chief draws up first best behaviour code for private firms

Wates Principles to raise corporate governance standards at private firms
2 days ago

Plan for Bristol Finzels Reach £140m phase 2

Former Avon Fire and Rescue HQ to be transformed with 300 homes and offices
2 days ago

Labour calls for public contract bidding ban on Interserve

Shadow minister demands action to protect taxpayers
2 days ago

£750m East of England framework out for rebid

Construction work to be broken into four project value bands
2 days ago

Lakehouse staff let go as subcontractors quit sites

Workers made redundant and suppliers leaving sites just months after sale
5 days ago

Kier scores November contracts league double

£300m London luxury flats project extends Kier's lead at top of annualised league
5 days ago

Green light for £300m Norwich mixed used scheme

Weston Homes to build 1.2m sq ft scheme creating a "Covent Garden" style urban quarter
5 days ago

Former Kier boss joins McCarthy & Stone

Nigel Turner to lead drive to reduce construction costs
5 days ago

Vermont replaces Forrest on £100m Liverpool site

Elliot Group moves quickly to secure new main contractor as existing site team taken on
5 days ago

Bristol contractor goes into administration

Majority of 50-strong workforce at Helm Construction made redundant
5 days ago

Kier drops out of FTSE 250 as share price dives

Shares trade below discounted rights issue price
6 days ago

Betting Spy: No Arnie no problem for West Ham

West Ham and Man City to land 3/1 double
5 days ago

36-hour Hinkley Point concrete pour releases £70m

BYLOR achieves key concrete raft milestone in 2,500 cu m pour
6 days ago

Murphy major projects chief joins Galliford Try

Sean Blackmore to lead expansion in the rail market
6 days ago

Multiplex Europe MD shifts to non-exec role

Ross Ballingall moves on after eight years heading construction business
6 days ago

MPs demand end to late payment and retentions reform

Hard-hitting select committee report demands end to cash "stranglehold" imposed by big firms
6 days ago

Contractor services