Skip to main content

Perry Barr Train Station

External Visual Image of side of train station

New gateway for Perry Barr

After a previous planning application for the re-design of Perry Barr train station (submitted in September 2020) received negative feedback, Galliford Try and SLC Property considered the comments from the local community and key Stakeholders and appointed Glancy Nicholls Architects to re-design the external façade.

The station was redeveloped as part of the £500 million regeneration of Perry Barr in the run-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The station was used as the main gateway for people coming in and out of several of the Games’ venues, including the Alexander Stadium.

GNA’s ambition was to design a strong, identifiable building for Perry Barr; a building that local people can be proud of. In our new designs for the building, we used a perforated metal veil and light effects to help create a landmark building. This metal veil incorporates images of athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games. In the new external designs of the station, the fully glazed façade is encased by a perforated metal veil that allows light to penetrate through, day and night. Bold lighting is used to create a glowing box effect when viewed from the outside. Additionally, in a nod to the Commonwealth Games and to help encourage movement and health, the metal veil incorporates free-flowing sports figures.

Under the proposals, the new station will feature multiple entrances, a ticket office, an accessible toilet, and baby change facility, an out-of-hours entrance, lifts, and new stairs. Improvements will also be made to the surrounding public realm, including new planting, paving, outdoor seating, and cycle provisions.

Architectural visual of Perry Barr Train Station - Side view
Perry Barr Train Station