Victorian inspiration: visual of HS2’s Curzon Street station in Birmingham.
HS2 Ltd has shortlisted three bidders for the construction contract for its Birmingham city centre terminus at Curzon Street.
Bidders invited to tender for the £570 million contract are:
- BAM Ferrovial (a joint venture of BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Construction);
- Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited;
- Mace Dragados (a joint venture of Mace and Dragados).
The design of the station has been developed by HS2 Ltd alongside WSP and Grimshaw Architects. HS2 Ltd says it takes inspiration from the great arched roofs built by Victorian railway pioneers and takes that inspiration into the 21st century. The two-stage design and build contract will see the winning bidder work closely with HS2 Ltd to develop the detailed design and construction of Curzon Street Station. Contracts are expected to be awarded next year.
The station will be served by up to nine high-speed trains an hour as well as the West Midlands Metro light rail system, with connections to local buses, Sprint bus rapid transit and local rail services from neighbouring Moor Street station.