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  • Birmingham New Street redevelopment

    A bigger, better and brighter station for Birmingham

  • We’ve transformed Birmingham New Street station into a major transport and shopping hub, stimulating economic growth and regeneration in Britain's second city.The first half of the new station was completed in April 2013 and the full redevelopment opened in September 2015


  • A bigger, brighter station

    The new station is enclosed by a giant glass-roofed atrium, allowing natural light to brighten the entire area including all 12 refurbished platforms.

    Its spacious new concourse is three and a half times bigger than before. This makes using the station a much easier and more enjoyable experience for the 140,000 passengers who pass through it each day.

    Better access for everyone

    We’ve improved accessibility throughout the station with lifts and escalators to every platform:

    • 15 new lifts
    • 36 new escalators
    • Clearer platforms with more space for passengers

    Better connections

    There are better pedestrian links to and through the station, with new entrances and a new public square improving connections across the city.

    And from the end of 2015, the extended Midland Metro tram system will run through the heart of the city, terminating at New Street station.

    Stimulating regeneration

    • The redeveloped Pallasades – now relaunched as Grand Central Birmingham – and the John Lewis store to the south of the station will together create up to 1,000 new jobs
    • The improved transport connections will stimulate regeneration in the area
    • The stunning new station adds to Birmingham's reputation for good design and will help transform New Street into a world-class destination
  • Timeline

     Timeline - Birmingham New Street 

    1   Sept 2009: Preparatory work commences on site
    2   April 2010: Construction begins, the first platform is refurbished and the new concourse is created in the old NCP car park
    3   Summer 2011: Work to clad the station in its reflective steel facade begins
    4   April 2013: The first half of the concourse opens and work switches to transform the existing station
    5   Summer 2015: The project completes - the platform refurbishment is completed, the second half of the concourse opens and the atrium is revealed
  • Minimising impact on passengers

    We know how important it is to reduce the impact of the construction work, so we're delivering your new station in two phases with most of the work taking place behind the scenes.

    The station will remain fully operational with services running throughout the work. We will work considerately so that noise and dust is kept to a minimum.

    The redevelopment is backed by Birmingham City Council, Advantage West Midlands, Centro and the Department for Transport. It will be delivered by us in partnership with Mace.

  • Project website

    For more details about the project, visit:
  • Downloads

    This is the initial statement of public consultation for the project from 2009.