Former Alstom factory reduced to rubble at Washwood Heath

DEMOLITION of the former Alstom factory at Washwood Heath began in late-February.

The site was previously used by Metro-Cammell, and was where the majority of Virgin ‘Pendolino’ trains were completed. 

Demolition underway at the former Metro-Cammell and Alstom site at Washwood Heath, Birmingham.  

Redevelopment of the site – located at the centre of the HS2 network – is in excess of 110,000 sq m, and will permit the construction of a new maintenance depot for the HS2 fleet. 

Much of the rubble from the site will be reused on the construction of the new depot, which will undertake a full range of activities, including routine maintenance, cleaning, and repairs, with around 500 employed on the site.  

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