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Solihull Interchange

An integrated transport hub in the West Midlands

Two million passengers pass through Solihull station every year, and the numbers are forecast to increase to 3 million by 2036. The project seeks to upgrade the existing 1938 station into an integrated transport hub, which will serve as a gateway into the town centre while creating sustainable travel opportunities.

Forming part of the Solihull Town Centre Masterplan, the redesigned station will be set around an enlarged new internal public concourse and feature sustainability at the heart of its design. This includes onsite energy generation, electric vehicle charging, biodiverse planting and energy efficient systems. The station is designed to meet BREEAM ‘excellent’ standards.

Developing a world-class point of arrival into the town centre is an integral part of our ambitious Town Centre Masterplan, which aims to deliver more than 4,000 total jobs and welcome 1,900 new residents. The designs are striking and make a powerful first impression, showcasing Solihull as the thriving and vibrant destination it is.

Access to platforms will be improved, with a newly-widened underpass and enlarged lifts to platform level. The public realm has been enhanced with a new public square at the front of the station which prioritises pedestrians, and a one-way loop to the north of the station where public and private vehicles are concentrated.

Project details

Project name: Solihull Interchange

Location: London, UK

Service: Sustainable design

Value: < £20M

Scope: Architecture

Clients: Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and UK Central Solihull

Status: Live

Number of homes: < 100

Collaborators: Mott MacDonald, Intervention Architecture, Groundwork West Midlands, Balfour Beatty plc and Savills

Steering group: Transport for West Midlands, West Midlands Rail Executive, Network Rail, Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Trains


If you want to know more about our infrastructure work, contact Andrew Davies