Work is part of wider £150 upgrade of area around station


Galliford Try has been appointed to revamp Wolverhampton train station under a £19m deal.

The scheme, which includes improvements to the ticket office, a larger passenger concourse, increased ticket barriers and better retail and cafe facilities, and is part of a wider £150m investment in the interchange.

Ion, the Liverpool property developer formerly known as Neptune, is acting as delivery partner. This current phase is expected to be complete in 2020.

Wolverhampton city economy councillor John Reynolds said: “As part of this regeneration it is crucial visitors to our city get the best first impression possible and their travel experience is enhanced - this new state-of-the-art station will deliver that.”

Last month Ion submitted a planning application for the proposed i9 building on the city’s Railway Drive, close to the railway station.

The new building, drawn up by Glenn Howells Architects, masterplanner of the Paradise scheme in nearby Birmingham, will provide Grade A headquarters office space and is scheduled for completion in 2020 and is being built as part of the wider transformation of the area around the train station. It is also set to house restaurants or cafes on the ground floor and a rooftop amenity space.

The i9 building will be located next to Ion’s i10 building, which was completed by Balfour Beatty in 2016.