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Birmingham New Street Station

The original Birmingham New Street Station opened in 1854 and back then, it had the largest single span arched roof in the world. It later received extensions in 1885 and 1917 and required extensive repairs following World War II.

The station was demolished in 1964 before being completely rebuilt, opening in 1967.

Location
Birmingham
Client
Netwrork Rail
Main Contractor
Mace
Architect
Haskoll Architects and Designers
Tonnage
3,300
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This latest development welcomes over 140,000 passengers every day, nearly treble the numbers expected when it was in design, making it one of the busiest stations outside of London.

As well as boosting first impressions of the city with it's bright and airy feel, the development brought local job opportunities with it.

The Grand Central shopping centre, anchored by John Lewis, provides over 40 new premium fashion and lifestyle shops.

For this impressive structure, we provided just over 3,300 tonnes of steel, which consisted of 41 plate girders, the heaviest of which weighed an incredible 26 tonnes.

Working with Mace, for the end client Network Rail, all of our scheduled work as completed in-line with the project progression.