Peter Higginbottom, working with CJ Associates, is the Planning and Consents Manager for the HS2 Curzon Street Station in Birmingham.
HS2 is a proposed multi-billion pound high speed rail scheme connecting London to Manchester , Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester. Phase 1, from London to Birmingham, received Royal Assent in February 2017. Stations are to be provided at Euston, Old Oak Common, Birmingham Interchange and Curzon Street. The Station Consultant Design Team includes WSP, Grimshaws Architects, Glenn Howells Architects and CJ Associates.
The role of Planning and Consents Manager is to advise the design team on compliance with the HS2 Act and deliver the Schedule 17 Consent for the Station as part of the High Speed Two planning regime.
The design development and project is ongoing with a Schedule 17 submission due to be made in 2019.