Morgan Sindall has secured a £17.3m contract to redevelop and expand Forster Square railway station in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
The new, larger building would incorporate the arches behind the existing station and provide a new cafe, information centre, toilets and seating, parking for 75 cars and a community garden and meadow area.
The scheme is intended to create better access to the city centre and the nearby Broadway shopping centre, a statement from Bradford Council said.
Work will be funded through the combined authority’s West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. This is part of the Leeds City Region Growth Deal a £1bn package of government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee chair, councillor Kim Groves said: “Using West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund investment will support economic growth and job creation by improving transport links to the city centre, while at the same time supporting our aim to combat climate change by encouraging more people to use public transport.”
The plans complement the recently announced Transforming Cities Fund bid plans for four major transport schemes in Bradford city centre. These include improvements to Bradford Interchange, a park and ride at south Bradford, an extension to the City Connect cycle route to the west of the city and a package of measures in the city centre.
Work on Forster Square station is expected to begin in early 2021.
The win comes at the end of a year in which Morgan Sindall twice raised its profit target, with analysts predicting in October that it would make a £86.7m pre-tax profit for the year.