The news just in is that Midland Metro Alliance will be exhibiting at Black Country Growth Hubs – “Meet the HS2 (BIM) Design Team” event taking place on Thursday 14th July 2016 at the Sandwell Business Solutions Centre, BIM Technology & Skills Development Suite, CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick 08:00 – 12:00.

Wolverhampton Station Concept 2

Midland Metro Alliance’s senior project team will be taking exhibition space on the day to present plans and conceptual designs for the new metroline expansion and meet with West Midlands firms who aspire to get involved in the regions metro improvement project. Work is already underway on a short Midland Metro extension from Birmingham New Street station to Centenary Square, with the Midland Metro Alliance delivering the project through to 2019. Funding has also been earmarked to extend this line through to Edgbaston by 2021.

Midland Metro Alliance will also be delivering the works for the route to serve the future HS2 station at Curzon Street, then running to Digbeth Coach Station and the Custard Factory. Opening is envisaged by 2023. Work is due to start soon on the £18m extension of the metroline at Wolverhampton station running from Pipers Row through to the new station, which is scheduled to open in 2019. A business case is also being prepared by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) for a route from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill via the Merry Hill shopping centre.

West Midlands firms will get the first chance to get some early project engagement with Midland Metro Alliance at the huge networking event on 14th July where hundreds of regional firms will converge on Smethwick to find out on how they can pitch for work, forge links, get fit and ready to supply current and future rail improvement projects set for our region. The special event for the rail sector supply chain will feature special guest speakers including Jon Kerbey – HS2’s design director, one-to-one meetings, BIM HS2 demonstrations, design workshops and networking opportunities with 200+ like-minded professionals.

You can find out more about Black Country Growth Hubs “Meet the HS2 (BIM) Design Team“ event here.

To sign up to attend – e-mail Sandwell Council’s Steve Massey at stephen_massey@sandwell.gov.uk