Birmingham New Street station unveils long-awaited makeover
Dark concourse of much-maligned 60s concrete monolith is replaced with giant, glass-roofed atrium, replete with new shopping centre
The transformation of one of Britain’s biggest and most unloved stations, Birmingham New Street, into a welcoming space of light and life has been completed, with hopes that the five-year works worth £750m will help change the face of the city.
The old, dark concourse of New Street has been replaced with a giant, glass-roofed atrium, flooding the station with natural light. The station opens to the public on Sunday and an adjoining redeveloped shopping centre, Grand Central, will open on Thursday.
Source: Guardian Transport