Perry Barr Station is being redeveloped as part of the £500 million regeneration of Perry Barr in the run up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The station will be used as the main gateway for people coming in and out of a number of the Games’ venues, including the Alexander Stadium.
The design for the station, encompasses a fully glazed façade encased by a perforated metal veil that allows light to penetrate through day and night. Bold lighting will be used to create a glowing box effect when viewed from the outside. Additionally, in a nod to the Commonwealth Games and to help encourage movement and health, the metal veil will incorporate free-flowing sports figures.
The new station will feature multiple entrances, a ticket office, an accessible toilet, and baby change facility, an out-of-hours entrance, lifts, and new stairs. Improvements will also be made to the surrounding public realm including new planting, paving, outdoor seating, and cycle provisions.
The current building dates back to the 1960s and was built when the railway line was electrified. It was designed to accommodate 250,000 trips per year however 690,000 trips now pass-through Perry Barr Station annually. One of the oldest railway stations in the UK, Perry Barr Station has been located on the same site since 1837.
Galliford Try and SLC Property were appointed by Transport for West Midlands, which is part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), and the West Midlands Rail Executive who are working on the redevelopment of Perry Barr Railway Station with rail industry partners including Network Rail, West Midlands Trains and Birmingham City Council.
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