Steel cladding to replace pebble dash at Birmingham New Street Station
The next phase of refurbishment has commenced at Birmingham’s New Street Station, bbc.co.uk reports, where the finished article is expected to feature a futuristic, metallic exterior.
Contractors have started to remove the dated and unattractive 1960s pebbledash from the east side of the station, in order that the enlarged building can be covered with super-shiny steel cladding to create an eye-catching effect.
A station to make Birmingham proud
Network Rail project director, Chris Montgomery said that the work would help them to ‘deliver a station to make Birmingham proud’:
“The steel facade will completely transform the tired, old exterior into a stunning modern building that is already taking shape on the north side of the station, adding to the city’s growing reputation for good design,” he told globalrailnews.com.
Situated opposite Birmingham’s famous Bullring Shopping Centre, this part of the renovation includes the development of a glass atrium to provide natural light and the construction of a 250,000 square foot John Lewis department store.
Author: Elizabeth Smythe Date Written: 14 December 2013