Three shortlisted for HS2 Interchange station contract

Laing O’Rourke Construction, Skanska Construction UK, and a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick called Unity have been invited to tender for construction of High Speed 2’s Interchange station near Birmingham.

The contract could be worth up to £370 million, with a construction site of 150 hectares in a triangle formed by the M42, A45 and A452 roads. Enabling works include construction of bridges over the M42 and A446 and remodelling of local roads to provide access to the station.

The station has designed to be zero emission in operation, and incorporates features which maximise natural daylight, a roof which can capture and reuse rain water, as well as energy efficient technology such as air source heat pumps and LED lighting.

When open, up to five trains per hour each way will pass through the station, with total train capacity of 175,000 seats per day.