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HS2 Curzon Street Urban Realm

Working collaboratively with HS2, WSP, Grimshaw and Grant Associates, we have developed a world-class design for the new Birmingham Curzon Street Station. The station and urban realm are examples of high-quality design that provide a multifunctional response to the technical and functional challenges presented by a highly complex piece of national infrastructure.

Our in-depth knowledge of Birmingham was pivotal in ensuring that the station design successfully integrated into the existing context of the city and spurred economic and social regeneration. The urban realm around the station was divided into a series of unique spaces, each with a character carefully associated with its immediate context. The improved connections between the city, Eastside and Digbeth, will, together with the link to London and other UK economic centres, allow renewed economic opportunity in Birmingham.

HS2’s guiding principles are ‘people, place and time’, and the design for Curzon Street Station is fully cognisant of all three. Working alongside WSP, we were critical in developing the operational strategies for the station to ensure a design that would accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, and public and private vehicles on a complex inner-city site. Alongside the technical complexities of the site, there were a significant number of interfaces and stakeholders involved with Curzon Street Station. Our presence within Birmingham helped us ensure invested parties were involved in a timely matter and contributed meaningfully to the process.

Client HS2
Location Birmingham
Status Current
Alan McCartney
Robert King
Adam Desborough
Dazhong Jin
Dav Bansal