Working closely with the rail industry, transport operators and the two local authorities, the primary focus of the commission is to produce a masterplan which will guide the phased comprehensive development of the station and surrounding area, linking to proposed city developments.
The proposals included:
• Four new platforms • New Rail Station • Road network improvements • New facilities for pedestrians and cycle uses • Multi-Storey Car Park • New Transport Interchange • Improved public realm
New commercial uses included: offices, hotel, residential and potential for education sector space.
Work is underway on several exciting options to redevelop the station and its surrounding areas.