US-based WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff's Leeds office has been appointed by Calderdale Council to advance plans for the delivery of the ‘Halifax Station gateway’.
The company will devise a strategic programme to deliver the existing station master plan and improve connectivity for the town centre under the new agreement.
WSP also plans to carry out a feasibility design and business case appraisal relating to the station's remodelling and regeneration.
The study is set to be backed by the Halifax Station Gateway Steering Group, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Network Rail, and aims to identify upgrades to road and pedestrian routes from the station through to the town centre.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff project director Adrian Kemp said: “We are able to draw on UK-wide expertise having worked on major station master plans in York, London Bridge, Manchester, Newcastle and Stockport, which we also delivered in partnership with BDP.
“This, combined with our teams’ wealth of local knowledge, puts us in a great position to create an exceptional station for the town and a distinctive gateway to Halifax and Calderdale.”
The business will provide multiple services such as transport planning, structures, rail, environment, landscape design and architecture from specialist teams, and will work with design architects BDP and C Spencer.
Calderdale Council regeneration and economic development cabinet member councillor Barry Collins said: “The Halifax Station gateway is a key part of our strategy to regenerate the town centre, and I’m delighted that our plans are now being put into action.”
The final feasibility report is expected to be submitted in October.
Image: Calderdale Council regeneration and economic development cabinet member councilor Barry Collins. Photo: courtesy of Calderdale Council.