Mott MacDonald has secured a contract from Warwickshire County Council in the UK to deliver the outline designs for the new £8.8m Stratford Parkway Station scheme.
The station will be located at Bishopton near the M40 next to an existing park-and-ride facility. Warwickshire County Council transport and highways holder councillor Peter Butlin said the council secured funding from the Department for Transport last year for the new Stratford Parkway Station scheme.
"The outline design work of the new station is expected to be complete by early summer 2012 and will be opened in December 2013," Butlin said.
Other rail industry consultants will provide assistance to Warwickshire County Council in the delivery of the new scheme. The county council selected SLC Rail to manage the rail elements of the project including design development and procurement of the new station, and enhanced train services. SLC Rail will be supported by project and programme management provided by Right Results Project Management and Central Programme Management respectively.
Mott MacDonald divisional director Mark Alton said the company is delighted to be appointed as designer for Stratford Parkway Station, completing the company’s hat-trick of Parkway stations in Warwickshire.
"We have been associated with Parkway stations in the county for well over ten years now," Alton said. "Our first Parkway Station design was the highly successful Warwick Parkway, which we designed in 2000, and more recently we prepared the outline design for Coleshill Parkway, which was completed in 2007."
After completion the station is expected to facilitate 114,000 new rail trips to the new station and the existing town station by 2024-25.
Image: The new Stratford Parkway Station is scheduled to open in December 2013. Photo: Warwickshire County Council.