Skanska is one of three companies in the running to build the 370 million
Interchange is the fourth and final stop on the first phase of the line to be won with a Balfour Beatty / Vinci team building Old Oak Common in West London, during a Mace / Dragados pairing on both Curzon Street in Birmingham as well as Euston will build in Central London.
Skanska had teamed up with Costain for the Euston job and was considered a favorite for the deal before losing to Mace.
The other two bidders are Laing O’Rourke, who withdrew from the Euston offer and were considered the team to be beaten on Curzon Street, and a Sir Robert McAlpine group called Unity, which includes Volker Fitzpatrick and WSP .
It’s the first time the company has been shortlisted for any of the HS2 stops, but earlier this year Paul Hamer, CEO of McAlpine, told Building that it was considering an offer for the job.
McAlpine is currently working with Volker Fitzpatrick on a tunnel construction contract in the Chilterns as part of the Align joint venture.
The Arup-designed interchange will include an automated people mover connected to the NEC, Birmingham International Station and Birmingham Airport, handling up to 2,100 passengers per hour in each direction, with a service every three minutes for a 2.3 km long distance.
A building contractor is to be commissioned next year, and construction is to begin in 2024.