HS2 green station greenlit
Plans for the Birmingham Interchange station on the HS2 network have been approved. The station is set to be the world’s most sustainable railway station when it opens in 2024.
The station’s design makes use of renewable technologies, and in operation, the station will use natural ventilation, daylight, harvested rainwater and solar energy to cut carbon.
HS2’s stations director Matthew Botelle said to Construction Enquirer, “We’re extremely pleased to receive approval for the design of Interchange station, which will be net-zero carbon in operation, and adopts the latest eco-friendly design and sustainable technologies.
“The operation of our stations will play a key role in the UK’s fight against climate change and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”