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Curzon Street Station design engagement

A transcript of the Curzon Street Station design engagement video.

Birmingham Curzon Street will be one of the most environmentally friendly stations in the world.

Nicola Henderson-Reid, Senior Project Manager, Curzon Street Station: 

“We’re standing here at Curzon Street site, where our dedicated team really have been hard at work, preparing this site for the build of Birmingham’s first new high speed railway station, which will be right here in the heart of Birmingham City centre.

Birmingham Moor Street is just over to the right of me, the Millennium Point building and Birmingham – Rugby railway line actually runs along the south side, so it’s just adjacent to where I’m stood now.

So much like Birmingham New Street is, Curzon Street station will become what will be the gateway to other major cities across this country, a landmark and a destination in itself.

It will be a catalyst for regeneration in the east side district here and we’ll be creating tens of thousands of new jobs, new homes, and about 600,000 square metres of commercial development.”

We have listened to the local community throughout the planning of the station and ensured that their feedback was incorporated into the design.

Iain Andrews, Head of Community Engagement

“It’s really important to us to involve the community, the city, future passengers in the design of the station. We’ve been talking to people through a range of different methods, including events, meetings, online activities.

We spoke to about 2,000 people as part of that process and we’ve asked for their views. They told us that certain things were important to them – the heritage of Birmingham, the open spaces around the station, how environmentally friendly it is and its sustainability, and now we’ve been able to feed that in to the design as we approach the final planning stages.

Over coming weeks and months we’ll be doing engagement events across the city. So, everyone who may use the station in future, or who may see the station or feel connected to it will have the chance to see the latest design.”

Curzon Street station will be energy efficient, easy to use and accessible to everyone.

Nicola Henderson-Reid, Senior Project Manager, Curzon Street Station: 

“So when fully operational, there’ll be nine trains per hour travelling in each direction, leaving from seven dedicated high speed platforms. So the station will not only be for the high speed rail passengers, it will be fully integrated.

It will have an extended tram network, it will offer pedestrian, cycle, taxis, bus and conventional rail connections to the rest of the city and the wider West Midlands.

Our vision is for this to be an iconic landmark for Birmingham, and to ensure that we’re planning to build here on this site meets the need of those future passengers for High Speed Two.”

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