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Birmingham University Station


West Midlands Combined Authority has appointed VolkerFitzpatrick to undertake the detailed design and build of the new, £56m University Station.

Birmingham’s University Station has seen an in excess of 700 percent increase in passenger numbers since opening in 1978. This essential upgrade project will see VolkerFitzpatrick deliver the detailed design and build of the new station which will provide an attractive modern gateway onto the University of Birmingham’s Edgbaston campus and nearby hospital site, support regeneration activities in the area, increase passenger capacity and provide improved access to the rail network.

The new railway station building will feature wider platforms, lifts, a ticket office, provision for a retail unit, canopy coverage along the platforms and a direct link with the University of Birmingham campus via a new pedestrian canal bridge. The existing station building will be retained as a passenger exit from the station.

"This station is used by thousands of people every day and is a key gateway for the city and region. We are therefore looking forward to working with VolkerFitzpatrick to turn our plans for University into a reality when construction begins next year. This is just one part of our wider investment in rail which includes the reopening of new lines in Birmingham and the Black Country, station upgrades and the introduction of new rolling stock on some of our busier lines."

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

Facts and figures

  • Client
    West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Value
  • Duration
    Two years
  • Project categories

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