HS2 Ltd has revealed the shortlist of bidders for the £370m contract to deliver the Interchange Station in Solihull
The winner of the Interchange Station contract will develop the detailed design of the station before construction begins.
The contract is set to support 1,000 jobs, creating a major economic boost for people and businesses in the Midlands.
The following organisations will be invited to tender:
Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited
Skanska Construction UK Limited
Unity – a Joint Venture between Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick, supported by a subcontractor, WSP.
‘Building a world-class, eco-friendly station’
HS2’s procurement and supply chain director, Andrew Cubitt, said: “Congratulations to the organisations who have been shortlisted for this significant HS2 contract, which will not only boost jobs in the Midlands, but will open up fantastic supply chain opportunities for businesses right across the country.
“The benefits go even further, with the wider opportunities for commercial development around Interchange station set to drive local investment and regeneration.”
HS2’s stations director Matthew Botelle, added: “This is a major milestone in the delivery of our HS2 stations.
“We’re looking forward to working with the winning bidder on our award-winning designs, to build a world-class, eco-friendly station that will play a major role in helping us deliver Britain’s new low-carbon railway.”
The Solihull Interchange Station is the first railway station globally to achieve the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification at the design stage, putting it in the top 1% of buildings in the UK for eco-friendly credentials.
The contract is set to be awarded in 2022.