Work starts on HS2 Birmingham terminus
HS2 has marked the start of construction on the landmark Birmingham Curzon Street Station – a new rail hub that will play a vital role in the long-term economic future of the West Midlands.
The station, which will be net zero carbon in operation, is the first brand-new intercity terminus station built in England since the 19th Century.
Main contractor Mace Dragados (MDJV) has started to deliver major earthworks to prepare the site for piling and foundations work in the Spring, with construction of the main station building due to start later this summer.
Jason Millett, Mace Dragados JV Board Director, said: “HS2 Curzon Street Station presents an unparalleled opportunity to generate positive change for Birmingham and the West Midlands. Aside from the benefits of improved rail travel for millions of people across the region, the station will drive urban regeneration, connect communities, create long-term employment, and proudly stand as a hive of activity in the heart of a booming city centre.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “Commencing construction is a landmark moment for HS2, for our region and for the entire country. Building Curzon Street will create hundreds of jobs for local people and upgrade our rail infrastructure for the 21st Century.”
Work on the station façade will begin in 2025, with construction of the concourse steelwork and the roof due to start during the autumn of that year. The internal fit-out of the station will start towards the end of 2025 and finish at the end of 2028.