£370 million Solihull Interchange contract awarded

Laing O’Rourke has been awarded the £370 million contract to build the new interchange station at Solihull in the West Midlands.

The company was informed on July 11 that it has been chosen to finalise the detailed design of the major new structure, to start work on it next year, and to complete it before the end of the decade. This will provide hundreds of supply chain contracts.

Solihull Interchange will cover an area of 370 acres within a triangle of land formed by the M42, A45 and A452 major roads, where bridges over the motorway and A446 have already been completed and the road network remodelled. Main works contractor Balfour Beatty VINCI is currently preparing the station site.

Up to five trains per hour will pass through the station in both directions, making it one of the best-connected transport interchanges in the UK. 

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