Security Bollards for Birmingham New Street Station
ATG Access has worked extensively across the UK with Network Rail to secure major stations across their national network. Over 25 stations across the UK were required to upgrade their perimeter security measures. Birmingham New Street Station was one of the twenty-five stations identified.
Birmingham New Street Station is a major hub for trains travelling from and into London and also remains the national centre for the Cross Country train network. With thousands of passengers moving through the station each day, the infrastructure needed to heighten security measures as part of a station upgrade.
Birmingham city centre has undergone a huge redevelopment over the last five years. Birmingham New Street Station was central to this regeneration with the entire station being brought from underground to above street level The surrounding urban area was also regenerated.
New retail and commercial venues were all integrated into the station complex creating a lively hub.
ATG Access shallow mount bollards were installed outside the main station entrance to secure the stations perimeter.
The products were then fitted with a Network Rail approved aesthetic sleeve. This was important to daily operations within the station as the sleeve design aided pedestrian access for visually impaired passengers. A large black band being designed around the bottom of the bollard sleeve aids visual contrast and acts as a guide.
Bespoke surface mount bollards were integrated into the pick-up and drop-off area providing a solution that not only fits the site security requirement but also was easy to install.
Birmingham New Street Station is one of many successful projects between Network Rail and ATG Access.
Working early with the design team for the station regeneration enabled ATG to provide a solution which delivered the necessary security protection and yet remained in keeping with the design intent and wider streetscape.
Note: Shallow mount bollards are often chosen to be installed within urban areas. Not only does the foundation depth avoid the disruption of service networks, the products can also be installed very quickly to minimise any operational impacts for daily activities.