The Birmingham New Street Station redevelopment was designed by Foreign Office Architects. WS Atkins is the project lead consultant and Mace the delivery partner.
The station was redeveloped in two phases. Phase one included construction of a new concourse at the existing car park above the station platforms. Preparatory works for this phase began in September 2009 and the concourse was opened in April 2013.
Phase two witnessed the closure of the existing concourse, which was expanded to three and half times its current size of 10,500m². It is enclosed by a giant-size, light-filled atrium providing access to clearer and brighter platforms. The busiest platforms, 8 and 9 were widened. Phase two was completed in mid-2015.


The £750m Birmingham New Street Station redevelopment project was delivered by Network Rail in cooperation with Birmingham City Council, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Centro (the region’s transport authority) and the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT).
DfT and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have contributed £400m and £100m, respectively, towards the project


Our team assisted in the day to day programming and possession planning of the platform refurbishments and conducted a thorough delay analysis of the refurbishment. We included the construction of a new pedestrian footbridge in our delay analysis.

The comprehensive set of records held by our client meant that we could produce an accurate time slice analysis and allocate delay accordingly. This enabled our client to appreciate their own culpability as well as that of their client.

The final account was agreed soon after completion of our works and our planning staff were retained for Phase 2 of the project.