Planning bosses to decide on proposals for HS2’s maintenance and control centre

Maintenance Building. Credit: HS2

Plans for HS2’s maintenance and main control centre for the whole HS2 network are set to be discussed by planning bosses tomorrow.

The Washwood Heath Depot will be where HS2 trains will be maintained, serviced and stored when not in use.

Set to create 550 jobs, the facility in the north east of Birmingham, will include the Maintenance Building, Network Integrated Control Centre (NICC) and Cleaners and Drivers Building.

A preferred contractor is expected to be announced in autumn 2023.

Accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists has been incorporated into the design, with dedicated pedestrian and cyclist routes connecting with Birmingham’s future transport network.

In addition to car parks, provision is included for electric vehicle charging points, and cycle and motorcycle parking alongside taxi and delivery vehicle drop-off zones.

The designs have been produced by HS2’s Engineering Delivery Partnership (EDP).

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