Skanska has signed a contract with Network Rail for its replacement bridge project in the West Midlands region, UK. The contract is worth GBP 52M, about SEK 580M, and will be included in the order bookings for Europe in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Skanska will replace the SAS13 bridge on the Stechford to Aston (SAS) rail line to the east of Birmingham. The existing bridge comprising eight masonry arches and a central steelwork span, will be demolished, and replaced with a single 92 meter span steel structure. The works will pave the way for the construction of the new High Speed 2 line approach into Birmingham City centre, as well as the planned High Speed 2 Midlands Maintenance Depot.
Skanska will begin work December 2020 and is scheduled to complete September 2022.
Skanska is one of the leading development and construction companies in Europe. Outside the Nordics, the company has operations in building construction and civil engineering in Poland, Czech Republic & Slovakia and the UK. Skanska develops commercial properties in select home markets in Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary, while residential development is active in Poland, Czech Republic and in the UK with the BoKlok concept. In 2019, Skanska had sales of SEK 33 billion and about 11,700 employees in its European operations outside the Nordics.