Victoria Station Manchester, Railway Building Northwest England, Hub Image, Date, Architect
Manchester Victoria Station Building
Railway Architecture : Network Rail northwest England – Northern Hub, UK design by BDP
4 May 2011
New Images Of Future Manchester Victoria Station
Network Rail reveals stunning new images of the future station at Manchester Victoria. The announcement came on the day that George Osborne, MP for Tatton, visited the station to hear about the benefits rail investment brings to local people and businesses.
Manchester Victoria Station Redevelopment
The new visuals show how the station could look in less than five years time. They are an early indication of how the station could be transformed into a major regional interchange, with plans for wider investment being developed separately as part of the Northern Hub scheme. With this added investment, improvements to the railway in the region would top £700m, including newly electrified lines between Manchester and Liverpool.
Graham Botham, Programme Sponsor, Network Rail said: “This is great news for passengers at Victoria. The numbers of people using the station could double by 2019, with faster, more frequent trains eventually to Leeds and Liverpool as part of the Northern Hub plans, so we need a station that reflects Manchester’s vibrant city centre.
“Our plans see Victoria transformed by the end of 2014, acting as a further catalyst in an area where the Co-operative Group is regenerating 20 acres of land around the station. That’s why we have been working so closely with the city council and English Heritage to resolve any planning issues resulting from the station’s listed status.”
The Rt Hon George Osborne, MP for Tatton, visiting the station today said: “It’s great to see first hand how impressive this new station is going to be, and it’s great to hear how the project is going to bring new jobs and new investment from businesses.”
A stunning new station
• A brand new, state-of-the-art roof will flood the station with natural light rather than rain. It is likely to be made of ETFE – the material used at Piccadilly station and the Eden Project. The £20m cost is to be split between Network Rail (£16m) and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) (£4m).
• The improvements future proof the station allowing for the imminent electrification of the line to Liverpool and would allow for improvements to services included in the Northern Hub proposals by Network Rail.
• Network Rail and TfGM are developing plans to improve Victoria station yet further. These include new shops and cafes, better Metrolink facilities, new and improved links to the MEN arena and refurbishment and renewal of the Grade II listed station building.
• A public consultation will be held on the plans. This is likely to take place in the autumn before a listed building application is submitted to the city council in the winter.
If consent is granted early, construction would begin in Summer 2013 with completion by Winter 2014.
The Co-operative Group is leading an £800m mixed-use redevelopment project known as NOMA. It will transform Manchester’s Northern Gateway into a remodelled and truly mixed use area anchored by large corporate office occupiers, retail, residential and leisure uses and home to a broad range of SMEs. It will be built at a cost of £800m over 10-15 years on land owned by The Co-operative Group in Manchester’s City Centre.
Manchester building photos © Adrian Welch, Apr 2010:
Principal frontage facing southwest ; corner facing south:
Manchester Victoria Railway Station Building News
Date built: 1844
Architect: George Stephenson
Location: Victoria Station, Manchester, Northwest England, UK
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