OHLA to build the new Irún train station for more than 65 million euros
January 25, 2023
OHLA and its subsidiary, Construcciones Adolfo Sobrino, have been awarded the project for the construction of the new railway passenger station in Irún (Basque Country, Spain). The contract, awarded by Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (Railroad Infrastructure Management, ADIF in Spanish) for more than 65 million euros (VAT included), includes a new building constructed over the tracks that will house the various passenger transport services at the station (commuter, medium and long distance lines), the reorganization of the existing tracks and the integration of the building into the environment, demolishing the current passenger building and other technical buildings on the platforms.
The new building, designed as a bridge-like piece, will span the ten train tracks and connect to the city at its western end via a new plaza that will include amenities for sustainable mobility.
It will also have an A energy rating (for non-renewable energy consumption and emissions) and a solar energy collection system on the large roof, consisting of 180 photovoltaic panels connected to the grid.
The station will have three levels: the ground floor-street, the mezzanine-offices and the first floor-main lobby. The main access to the building will be located on the first floor, with a lobby, fixed stairs, escalators and elevators to reach the main lobby, located on the tracks. The mezzanine will be an open-plan office space for the station’s employees.
Finally, the first floor-lobby will be designed as a markedly elongated space that will connect with the boarding area (commuter, medium and long distance and international) through “boxes”, located on the south side and equipped with access controls and the necessary auxiliary services for boarding. This area will also house passenger assistance services, commercial spaces, cafeteria and ticket sales, running from one end of the concourse to the other.
Outstanding presence in the Basque Country
This initiative is in addition to other important projects that the OHLA Group is currently executing in the Basque Country. Thus, in the railway and road sector, the construction of the Mondragón-Elorrio-Bergara section, Sector 1, within the Vitoria-Bilbao-San Sebastián High Speed Line, awarded for close to 111 million euros, and the construction of the infrastructure of section 9b, Bolintxu-Venta Alta Phase I, and the construction of the infrastructure of section 9b, Bolintxu-Venta Alta Phase I. Subsection 9b-2. Seberetxe Tunnel (Bizkaia), for nearly 45 million euro.
The company is also making progress on projects such as the construction of a new secondary school for Salburua BHI high school in Vitoria-Gasteiz and the development of the roof of the new fish market in Pasaia (Gipuzkoa). The construction of a technical block at Bilbao airport and the Iztueta underpass in Donostia-San Sebastián were also completed in 2022.