Recclesia has completed a phase of survey and investigation works at the Grade I listed Curzon Street Station in Birmingham as part of the enabling works for the new HS2 station. Recclesia was commissioned by LMJV, the Laing O'Rourke / Murphy Joint Venture set up to deliver this sector of the HS2 project.
The project included extensive opening up works and specialist survey works in order to better inform the structural design team from Ramboll UK alongside conservation architects Rodney Melville & Partners.
The building is Grade I listed and the jewel in the crown of Birmingham's railway and industrial history, and had to treated with kid gloves whilst numerous tests and trials were undertaken to understand the construction of the building, its foundations, the materials involved and the condition of the fabric, as well as trying to identify what was original and what was a later addition, thereby helping to establish significance.
Recclesia Project Manager & Heritage Consultant Lee Bilson said, "we were chosen to work on this project thanks to our thorough understanding of historic building techniques and materials, our sensitive approach, and the breadth of our in-house skills and knowledge base. It has been a privilege to have played a part in the first stage of this iconic building's new beginning."