HS2 set to unveil re-draw Balsall Common viaduct plans - The Solihull Observer

HS2 set to unveil re-draw Balsall Common viaduct plans

Solihull Editorial 1st Mar, 2024   0

REDRAWN plans of the HS2 Balsall Common viaduct are set to go on display.

The designs, which has been re-thought following a vote at a public exhibition in January, will be on display at community events hosted by the high speed rail company.

The You Said, We Did will be on March 20 at Balsall Common Tennis Club, between noon and 7pm.

HS2 bosses say residents will see how they have integrated the community’s feedback into updated versions of designs.

The viaduct is designed to sit within the surrounding landscape, and HS2 say the five parapet options are designed to make the viaduct either more prominent through the use of bold colours, or less prominent by using polished concrete to reflect the sky and surroundings.

The structure is being built by HS2’s main works contractor, Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), supported by a Design Joint Venture of Mott MacDonald and SYSTRA together with architects Weston Williamson + Partners.

Speaking previously Christoph Brintrup, HS2’s head of landscape said: “Over the last two years we have refined the landscape design for the Balsall Common Viaduct using feedback from residents, businesses and community groups.

“This has resulted in increased landscape integration, visual connectivity and public access being incorporated in the final design stages.”

For more or to register an interest in the event click here.

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