Over 6,000 tonnes of concrete removed
Demolition work on the new atrium at Birmingham New Street station has been completed.
Network Rail has overseen the removal of more than 6,000 tonnes of concrete from under the atrium. A bespoke JCB machine was used to carry out the work, operated by local demolition firm Coleman & Company.
Now demolition is complete new structures will be hung from the atrium steelwork so work can begin to attach the streamline cladding to the atrium’s interior, ready for the station’s opening in September 2015.
Chris Montgomery, Network Rail’s project director for Birmingham New Street, said: ‘The completion of this work marks a huge milestone for the project. Building the atrium roof and removing such a large amount of concrete from the centre of the building was a huge feat of engineering. I am proud of the way that Coleman’s has completed the demolition in such a short space of time which allows us to move on to the next challenge of cladding the atrium’s interior ready for the station opening later this year.’