Mace-Dragados JV selected to build Birmingham Curzon Street station in UK

WCN Editorial Team 11 May 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The joint venture (JV) of Mace and Dragados has been awarded a contract worth $803.3m (£570m) to construct HS2's Birmingham Curzon Street station in the UK.

The JV, in collaboration with HS2, will work in two stages to finalise the comprehensive design and then construct the station.

The new station will include eco-friendly design as well as sustainable technologies and will operate with net zero carbon emissions. It will collect rainwater and operate on sustainable power generation using more than 2,800m² of solar panels.

HS2 stated that the railway station will be constructed to achieve ‘BREEAM excellent’ certifications.
The company has collaborated with WSP and Grimshaw Architects to design the Birmingham Curzon Street station.

The new station will provide access to around nine high-speed trains in one hour that will travel north and south, and the Midland Metro that runs alongside and beneath the station.

HS2 CEO Mark Thurston said: “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.

“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.”

Additionally, Mace and Dragados are also working on HS2’s London terminus at Euston in a separate joint venture.

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Illustration of the new Birmingham Curzon Street in the UK. Credit: High Speed Two Ltd.

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