About HS2 Kingsbury Compound & Skills Academy

The Kingsbury compound supports construction of the new railway as it heads north from Birmingham. This includes the Marston Box bridge – a structure that will carry the HS2 line across the M42 motorway, near junction 9, north of Lea Marston and Curdworth in North Warwickshire. BBV used innovative technology during its construction to dramatically reduce traffic disruption, as it was slid 163 metres into place over the motorway – the world’s longest ever box slide.

The site will also support construction of the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Viaduct, which is located north of HS2’s Delta Junction, a triangle-shaped series of viaducts that allows HS2 trains to travel between London, the Midlands, and the North. The site also houses the BBV Skills Academy. 


Visitors will have the chances to visit the BBV Skills Academy, Viaduct Precast manufacturing yard and the concrete batching plant, all of which are housed within the Kingsbury compound. Here, visitors will be walked through the processes for concrete batching and how the individual precast viaduct units are being made.


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Address Marston Lane,
Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands
B76 0DF

About HS2

HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

HS2 is the UK’s flagship transport levelling up project. It is the biggest rail investment ever made in the North of England and is Europe’s largest infrastructure project.

The new high-speed line will run between the North West and the South East, stopping at Manchester, Birmingham and London with trains continuing on the existing network to Scotland ...