SLC Property, in conjunction with SLC Rail and their joint venture partners AECOM under the WMCA Framework, has been instructed to deliver five new stations in the West Midlands. Package One consists of the development of new stations in Darlaston and Willenhall in the Black Country. Package Two focuses on the development of three stations in South Birmingham which are in Stirchley (Hazelwell), Kings Heath and Moseley.
All five stations were previously operational and closed due to either the Beeching cuts or World War II economic measures. Rail demand has increased significantly over the last decade and further growth is considered vital for the ever-increasing population in the West Midlands. This development will not only increase connectivity in the West Midlands, but it will also reduce the use of car travel and road congestion.
- Full planning services provided and subsequently approved
- SLC Property partnered with an international law firm to prepare a Compulsory Purchase Order which was subsequently not required due to successful voluntary negotiations with landowners
- The final engineering designs were based on the initial referencing and land engagement work undertaken by SLC Property
- Negotiated with Network Rail and landowners in securing the key acquisition of land for both packages