This page has been archived. Please visit the updated Curzon Street station page to see the latest news and information.Birmingham Curzon Street Station will be one of the most environmentally friendly stations in world. Sitting at the heart of the high speed rail network, it will give people more choice about where they live, work and play.
Birmingham is already benefitting from HS2, with more investment in the city, more new jobs being created and more new businesses set up than anywhere outside of London.About the station
HS2 Curzon Street Station will be the first brand new intercity terminus station built in Britain since the 19th century. The station will create a new local landmark and support the regeneration of the city.
The station will maximise the benefit of natural resources such as sunlight and water and have new public spaces surrounding it. The designs will also incorporate the existing historic Old Curzon Street building and link it to the new station’s eastern concourse at New Canal Street.
The designs also improve access to different modes of transport, with the Midland Metro running alongside and underneath the station, pedestrian routes to local bus services, rapid transit bus services and other train services and space for more than 250 bicycles.Key facts
The new station will feature four new public spaces, supporting travel, recreation and leisure.
Our station will be designed to meet the requirement of BREEAM Excellent – an industry recognised standard for sustainable lifetime performance. The station will achieve zero carbon emissions from day to day energy consumption. This means it will be highly efficient, generating energy through a range of different technologies.
We will maximise the benefits of natural resources such as sunlight and water, and provide seamless connections between different transportation modes, Birmingham’s communities, and wildlife habitats. We’ve made sure that our landscape design plans include:
We’re working with Birmingham City Council, Transport for the West Midlands, Midland Metro Alliance, Network Rail and others to make sure that the station is well connected. Some of the key connections that will be provided include:
We’re working with Birmingham City Council to see how our design can best allow for any future improvements to the public space between Curzon Street Station, Moor Street Station and New Street Station to provide a seamless connection between these major stations.
We know that good cycling facilities at the station are important to you, so we’ve made sure that cycle parking has been carefully considered in the design of the new station. There’ll be more than 256 spaces for bicycles, with allocated space for 300 more in the future if required.
We’ll clearly mark cycle and pedestrian routes in public spaces to work as part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) programme.Arts, Culture and Heritage
We’ve worked with Birmingham City Council to develop designs that respect the existing historic Old Curzon Street Station building, and also link it to the new station’s eastern concourse at New Canal Street.
Public space will surround the new station which includes the area around the Old Curzon Street Station building. The design of the space will enhance the setting of the station and recognise the heritage of the site, in particular, the historic track alignments of the former goods yard that used to lie to its east.
The feature gardens and new eastern concourse façade have also been designed to complement the architecture of the existing Old Curzon Street Station building.
Curzon Promenade, the public spaces surrounding the new station, and the decision not to divert New Canal Street all retain and frame important views of the old station.Useful links
You can view or download our information boards and station design leaflet for more information about the station and how we've involved local communities, stakeholders and the public in the development of the design.