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Reconstruction of Birmingham University Station

Event organised by Railway Civil Engineers' Association

Date
26 May 2022
Time
18:00 - 19:15 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online

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Overview

Opened in 1978, University Station in Birmingham was designed to serve 500,000 passengers per year but over 40 years later is serving almost 4 million people per year– with demand expected to rise further in coming years.

This essential upgrade project will see VolkerFitzpatrick supported by Mott Macdonald deliver the detailed design and construction of the new station, which will provide an attractive modern gateway into the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus and the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital, support regeneration activities in the area, increase passenger capacity and provide improved access to the rail network.

The new railway station building will feature wider platforms, lifts, a ticket office, provision for a retail unit, canopy coverage along the platforms and a direct link with the University of Birmingham campus via a new pedestrian canal bridge. The existing station building will be retained as a passenger exit from the station.

This presentation covers the different disciplines involved within the project –from the early design stages (GRIP4) through to construction, including temporary works and constructability issues and how modern methods of design where incorporated to achieve an accelerated programme. This will also cover considerations when working in a rail environment and dealing with stakeholders.

Speakers

George Smith

George Smith

VolkerFitzpatrick

section engineer

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George Smith

George has been assigned to the project from the early stages of construction involved in various elements of work. Currently acting AP for all lifting operations and Temporary Works Supervisor/ Buried Service Co-Ordinator. Past experiences: coming from a civils/aviation background with a good knowledge on highways works and large-scale TW schemes. George has had a main role in planning all lifting operations for a successful delivery.

Sean Dirrane

Sean Dirrane

VolkerFitzpatrick

sub agent

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Sean Dirrane

Sean is an Incorporated engineer with the ICE, having spent 8 years of his career working for a principal contractor delivering within a rail environment. Currently acting CREC for University Station involved in various elements of the project. Experience includes Rail depots/ Bridges/ Culverts & UTX’s/ Station building & platform construction.

Edward Carstairs

Edward Carstairs

Mott MacDonald

civil engineer

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Edward Carstairs

Ed is an Early Career Professional Civil Engineer who has been at Mott MacDonald for 2 years. Based at their office in Birmingham, Ed has worked primarily within the rail sector having a large involvement in the delivery and detailed design development of University Station from the commencement of GRIP 5.

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Elira Alushi