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DWF appointed on major Birmingham International redevelopment project

29 May 2019
Birmingham
Global legal business, DWF, has been appointed as legal advisor on a major project to redevelop Birmingham International Station and transform it into a transport exchange linked to the new HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull. 

DWF's Real Estate team will provide legal advice to the Urban Growth Company (UGC) – set up by Solihull Council to maximise the economic potential of the site known as The Hub near the NEC and Birmingham Airport. 

The UGC plans to create an integrated transport exchange, bringing together existing rail, future high speed rail, trams, buses, rapid transit, private vehicles, taxis, bicycles and an automated people mover, with seamless connections to Birmingham Airport and the HS2 Interchange Station by 2025.

Melanie Williams, partner and head of DWF's global Real Estate sector, said: "We are delighted to be working with the UGC and other professional advisors to progress this significant project which will develop and realise the economic potential of the Midlands region and ultimately create greater connectivity with the rest of the country."

Jonathan Bretherton, managing director of the UGC, said: "People are excited about the prospect of HS2’s arrival but delivery of this project first is crucial to provide connectivity between HS2, The Hub and beyond. Passengers are right to expect seamless connections, whether they’re travelling locally, regionally, nationally or internationally, and that’s what the new Birmingham International Station will provide, along with a great destination to do business."

DWF is working alongside architects WilkinsonEyre, lead engineers WSP, commercial property advisors Jones Lang LaSalle and project management business, Faithful+Gould.  

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