[First look] Network Rail has appointed BDP with Buchanan Partnership to transform Glasgow’s Queen Street train station
The multi-million-pound project includes a new glass facade which will replace the building’s 1960s elements plus a mixed-use development above a car park.
The railway operator announced the Buchanan Partnership – which is a 50-50 joint venture between Land Securities and Henderson Global Investors – as its preferred bidder for the redevelopment project this week.
David Biggs Network Rail’s director of property said: ‘Glasgow Queen Street is one of the busiest stations in Scotland handling more than 19m passengers a year and the proposals announced today will deliver a more modern station with enhanced retail and leisure facilities for those travellers.
‘The Buchanan Partnership’s exciting plans for the station will also greatly enhance the appeal of the wider city centre to rail passengers and shoppers alike and this partnership allows Network Rail to redevelop this important station in a cost-effective way and generate additional revenue which we can reinvest in the nation’s railways.’
The project is expected to commence in 2013 and is scheduled to complete in 2015 however improvements to station entrances should take effect before the 2014 Commonwealth Games.