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Birmingham publishes HS2 station plans

Birmingham City Council has unveiled proposals to redevelop the area around the new Birmingham Curzon HS2 station.

The 141 acre scheme includes a glass station for HS2 trains designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre.

Plans include 600,000 sq metres of new employment floorspace and 2,000 new homes.

Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham Council said: “We’re not waiting around for HS2 to get built before we get started. We’re announcing our plans today, and we’re ready to start building as soon as the new railway gets the green light.

Up and down the length of HS2 there is huge potential for major regeneration and development and we must press forward with this project without delay”

The new Birmingham Curzon station will be the first new station to be built in Birmingham for over 100 years and when complete will be the biggest building in the city.

An eight week consultation on the Curzon HS2 Masterplan started today.

If HS2 is built, then construction is set to start on the HS2 line and stations in 2017 with the first passenger services arriving in Birmingham in 2026.

The redevelopment outlined in the masterplan includes:

  • 141ha of redevelopment
  • 66,000 sq m of office space
  • 98,000 sq m of retail
  • 57,000 sq m of hotel accommodation
  • 79,000 sq m of community and leisure related uses
  • 167,000 sq m of residential accommodation (including student accommodation)

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