Thursday, 4 February 2010


I was very pleased to be on the Planning Committee today when we gave the go ahead for the next stage of replacing of New Street Station.
Once work starts this potential Icon building, later in the year, it will create as many as 1,000 new jobs.
You will see in the fullness of time massive improvements including. More accessible and clearer platforms reached by 26 escalators and 14 lifts.
A new Facade. Eight different entrances, a much bigger concourse with much more light. It is hoped that at some stage in the future the Metro will link up with the new station. The committee has been assured little incontinence will be caused by the work to be carried out and the work should be finished by 2015.
This is a welcome boost for Birmingham's economy I just hope some of the expected wealth this new station will bring will end up benefiting Oscott residents. I will do what I can to ensure it does.

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