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  • Birmingham New Street redevelopment

    A bigger, better and brighter station for Birmingham

  • New Stephenson Street entrance to New Street station 

    On schedule

    We’re transforming New Street station into a stunning transport hub for the West Midlands. The project will bring major economic growth by creating new jobs and stimulating regeneration.

    The first half of the brand new station opened in April 2013. The redevelopment will be completed in September 2015.

  • Bigger, brighter

    When the project is completed in 2015, the station will be enclosed by a giant atrium, allowing natural light throughout the station and to all 12 refurbished platforms.

    The new concourse will be three and a half times bigger giving more space for the 140,000 passengers who use the station every day.

    Improved access

    We’re improving accessibility throughout the station with lifts and escalators to every platform:

    • 15 new lifts
    • Over 30 new escalators
    • Clearer platforms with more space for passengers

    Better connections

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

    Our plans support the extension of the Midland Metro tram system that will run through the heart of the city, terminating at New Street station.

    Stimulating regeneration

    • The redeveloped Pallasades, relaunched as Grand Central Birmingham, and the John Lewis store to the south of the station will create up to 1,000 new jobs
    • Improved transport connections will stimulate regeneration in the area
    • The stunning station will add to Birmingham's reputation for good design and 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.

  • Image gallery

    New Stephenson Street entrance

    New Street station concourse

    Eastern square, outside New Street station

    Birmingham New Street station atrium

    New Street station, view from Hill Street


    New platforms at New Street station

    New Street station, view from Moor Street

    Interior showing proposed John Lewis department store

    Proposed John Lewis store, Station Street entrance at night

    View of proposed John Lewis store from the Bullring link bridge


    First floor interior of Grand Central Birmingham

    Ground floor of Grand Central shopping centre

    Grand Central view showing the entrance to Bullring

    New concourse test, April 2013

    Corridor, new concourse test, April 2013


    Ticket office, new concourse test, April 2013

    Departure boards, new concourse test, April 2013

  • New Street station map

    In April 2013 the first half of your new station opened and the old concourse was closed for the second phase of the redevelopment
  • Project website

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  • News and updates

  • Downloads

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