Galliford Try closes on Wolverhampton station contract

Topic Contracts

Date 08 Mar 2018

Galliford Try announces that its Building business has reached financial close with Wolverhampton Interchange Partnership to build the new City of Wolverhampton train station.

Enabling works have commenced on the £19m project, and form part of a wider £150m investment in the Interchange, with Ion Developments acting as delivery partner. This current phase is expected to be complete in 2020.

The scheme will see the creation of an enhanced ticket office, larger passenger concourse, increased ticket barriers to ease flow onto and off platforms, and much improved retail and café facilities.

Simon Burton, Managing Director for Galliford Try West Midlands & South West, said: “It is great for our business to be part of this ambitious scheme which will make a lasting difference to the civic fabric of Wolverhampton. We look forward to working with all the stakeholders involved to create a first-class facility for passengers and the community.”

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, added: “The people of Wolverhampton can look forward to seeing the emergence of a station befitting of their city.

“There is £3.7 billion of investment currently on site or in the pipeline across Wolverhampton.

“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.”