HS2 (High Speed 2)

Kingsbury Compound and Skills Academy – HS2

Visit Length

90 Minutes

Max Group Size

20 People

Booking Status

Closed

About the event

The site will also support the building 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.

Precast Yard – The deck segments – which each weigh up to 80 tonnes – are being made on site at the purpose-built outdoor factory at Kingsbury. The 55,000 square metre site employs around 1,000 people in total, with a team of 200 tasked with building the network of nine viaducts at Water Orton and Coleshill, crossing motorways, roads and footpaths. The pre-cast yard will turn out up to eight segments per day, with a variable weight between 50 and 80 tonnes. The segments are 3.5m high and come in two different widths – 7m or 11m, to support single track and double track sections of the railway.

Activities

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. Please note this visit of for school or college groups only.

Information

Educational Visits:
Visits limited to educational institutions only.

Minimum age: N/A

Accessibility:
Will require visitors to enter and exit a minibus

Get in touch

Our address:
Sutton Coldfield, England, B76 0DH, United Kingdom

Andrew Mackinnon
Andrew.Mackinnon@hs2.org.uk

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