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Network Rail seeks supplier for Birmingham New Street station roof

Network Rail is seeking expressions of interest for the contract for the supply and installation of an ETFE roof to an atrium that shall be formed to the existing shopping centre above Birmingham New Street Railway Station.

The contract includes the erection of the structural steel framework that supports the 100m long by 50m wide ETFE roof, as well as the finishes to the steel work as required, and associated insulation. The scope includes interfacing with mechanical and electrical services contractors. Design of the works will be carried out by the project’s lead consultant and concept architect.

The contract is estimated at between £4M and £7M and will run from July 2010 to December 2011.

Interested firms must have successfully carried out previous ETFE roofing works of contract values in excess of £3M and have an annual turnover of £15M. Firms must have been established for a minimum of five years and need to provide evidence of a strong record in the delivery of ETFE / atrium roofs or similar structures.

The contract is part of the wider redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station.

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  • please could someone let me know what ETFE stands for?

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  • ETFE (Ethylene TetrafluoroEthylene). ETFE is a transparent, recyclable foil and should last for at least 30 years. It is anti-static and therefore self-cleaning. It is very strong, transparent to UV light and is not degraded by sunlight.

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