Contract signed for new Perry Barr station

Topic Contracts

Date 13 May 2021

Galliford Try's Building business has been appointed to a new £10m contract to build a new railway station in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

The new station, which was procured through the Pagabo framework on behalf of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) - part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) - replaces the current dilapidated building, revitalising the facilities alongside the wider £500m regeneration of the Perry Barr area.

New lifts and improved access will be created alongside a new station concourse and booking office. The public realm between the station, bus interchange and local shopping facilities will also be improved, with the existing subway to be decommissioned.

Simon Courtney, Managing Director for Galliford Try Building West Midlands, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract for Perry Barr station and look forward to creating a much-needed new facility for local people. This award follows fast on the heels of our recent success at Wolverhampton Interchange, and we will look to build on our reputation for providing high-quality station solutions to the rail sector.”

Malcolm Holmes, Director of Rail for TfWM, said: “The new Perry Barr station will be a vast improvement on what was there before and will provide a much better environment for passengers, including the future residents of the thousands of homes currently under construction in the area. It is vital that we have a contractor with Galliford Try’s experience and track record on board for such a landmark project.”