Construction Enquirer Construction will not get underway until 2027 at the earliest

Vinci Construction UK has been appointed as design and build contractor for two new multi-storey car parks near Solihull in the West Midlands.

The car parks will be adjacent to the new HS2 Interchange Station which is at the heart of emerging plans for Arden Cross – a new 140-hectare mixed-use development.

The 13 month contract was awarded under the Pagabo framework and will see Vinci work for client the Urban Growth Company (UGC).

Construction will not start until 2027 at the earliest to fit-in with the planned phases of HS2’s development.

Sue Barrett, Chief Operating Officer at the UGC, said: “VINCI has a proven track record in designing and building large multi-storey car parks, coupled with a commitment to work with us to deliver meaningful social value activities in Solihull.

“This project is about so much more than a car park – it’s about working in partnership across the public and private sectors to agree an alternative proposal which delivers the full economic, social and environmental benefits we know to be possible here at what is going to be one of the best-connected locations in Europe.”

Andrew Astley, Regional Director at VINCI said: “We are delighted to be working with the UGC and the wider stakeholder team on such an important piece of major infrastructure that will support HS2 and substantially enhance the experience for commuters and visitors to Arden Cross.

“We are also working in collaboration with the UGC to maximise the social return on investment for the local area.”

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