Consultant will project manage extensions in Wolverhampton and Birmingham

Turner & Townsend has been chosen to project manage extensions to the West Midlands metro network, ‘Midland Metro’.

The extension works include a £15m extension to the bus and rail stations in Wolverhampton, as well as the extension of the existing terminus in Birmingham at Snow Hill to the city’s redeveloped New Street Station.

Turner & Townsend director, Robert Flavell, said: “We are delighted to be involved in projects at both ends of the Metro Line. Extending the tram in Wolverhampton would support significant regeneration offering new employment opportunities and a major stimulus to the Black Country.

“In Birmingham commuters will be connected to two main stations and the Colmore Business District. As such this scheme is expected to boost the West Midlands economy by £50 million a year while also reducing inner-city congestion. 

“Combined together with extensions to the airport runway this is an exciting time for the West Midlands which is set to become a first-in-class transport hub for the UK, complete with a modern light rail to rival the very best throughout Europe. It is hugely rewarding to be a part of this journey.”