See how contractor Mace overcame the engineering challenges in Birmingham

Main contractor Mace discusses the technical achievements involved in creation of Birmingham's new gateway station including the load transfer of 200 tonnes of steel onto the existing station concrete structure to form the new roof, extensive demolition works totalling  13,500 tonnes and using ‘lean’ construction techniques as well as employing BIM to shorten the length of works on site. 

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“We have faced many challenges along the way from there being no plans in existence of the old station to finding high levels of asbestos that needed to be removed. I am very proud of all our team and subcontractors involved and the way that everyone has worked together to produce the spectacular station that we see before us,” says Martyn Woodhouse, project director from Mace.

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