HS2 and station main contractors will all be able to hand selected firm work

HS2 has started the search for a contractor to carry out station systems work at its four phase one stations.

The £47m contract is a single supplier framework deal that can be used by HS2 and the contractors of Euston and Old Oak Common stations in London, as well as the firms building Curzon Street and Interchange stations in the Midlands.

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Source: HS2 Ltd

Interchange station in Birmingham will be one of the projects to use the framework

A Mace Dragados joint venture is building Euston, a Balfour Beatty Vinci Systra team is responsible for Old Oak Common, while nobody has been appointed to the northern stations yet.

Andrew Cubitt, HS2’s stations and phase two procurement director, said while the phase one station contractors will build the four stations separately, in terms of value for money and operational benefits, it makes sense to buy some elements in common. 

He said: “That’s why we’re looking for one supplier to deliver key systems and components, such as the public address, customer information and fire detection and alarms.”

The successful firm will be appointed to provide the design and supply of station building systems, including fire detection and alarm, building energy management, lighting control, public address and voice alarm, customer information and station information management systems.

The deal will run for an original period of eight years and has the option to be extended by a further two.

Both single firms and joint ventures can apply for the job.

Firms have until 21 January to register their interest in the role.

Shortlisted firms are expected to be notified by 25 May.