Progress for Halifax Station Gateway project

In early April we welcomed new consultants to the Halifax Rail Station project. Lead consultant, Mott Macdonald is joined by SGP architects, Turner & Townsend.

Following a competitive tender process, we have brought them on board to support the development of the Halifax Station Gateway Outline Business Case submission to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Mott Macdonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy. Their network of experts finds opportunities in complexity, turning obstacles into elegant, sustainable solutions. We’re pleased to be working collaboratively to progress the project with them.

Taking lessons from the initial Outline Business Case submission in early 2018 and considering the views of over 1,000 users who participated in the station satisfaction survey in late 2018, together we aim to deliver a robust and credible business case. The proposals will focus on:

  • Heritage – enhancing and opening up the area in front of the 1855 railway building to create an attractive space that positively contributes to the surrounding heritage context.
  • Place making – creating a strong sense of place within a high-quality environment which is an attractive, welcoming gateway to the town.
  • Connectivity – improving pedestrian and vehicle movements around the station. Improving station access by creating more legible and permeable routes to the town centre.
  • Capacity – a safe, accessible and resilient station to cater for expected passenger growth with suitable space for movement, waiting and retail opportunities.

As we progress with proposals we will host a public consultation, providing the opportunity for people to learn more about our plans and have their say. Following this consultation we will submit the outline business case with the aim of securing funding to progress a full business case, developing the detailed design for this transformational project.

Find out more about our ambition for Halifax Rail Station.

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Published
Thursday 09th May 2019 @ 08:59