Congratulations to Atkins who have been appointed as concept masterplanner for the expansion of Oxford railway station and sites in the surrounding area.
Objectives for the project are:
- Improved rail infrastructure and services to meet growth in demand and deliver support for the introduction of EWR and other key services
- Create an iconic and welcoming gateway to support Oxford as a leading global innovation hub
- Maximise economic and mixed-use development opportunities to create a well-designed and integrated, commercially viable station quart that catalyses development across the West End
- Provide an efficient city centre transport interchange that reduces congestion and provides better connectivity, to facilitate ‘first and last mile’ connection.
Other consultants will include PRD on Strategic Outline Business Case and Faithful+Gould on cost estimates.