Final Phase at New Street

A new era will begin for Birmingham New Street Station this weekend. On Sunday the station and it’s new concourse will finally open to the public featuring tensile interiors from Fabric Architecture.

This week sees Fabric Architecture delivering the final touches to the tensile interiors – a fully-integrated fabric lining inside the new ETFE atrium and concourse.

This large-scale interior project for Network Rail and Mace Group includes a bespoke steel truss framework and over 600sqm of tensile cladding, combining solid and mesh fabrics. The fabric collar sweeps around the upper retail level and forms teardrop openings among the steel ‘buttresses’. The use of tensile fabric allows a sleek and uninterrupted interface between the concrete bulkhead and the ETFE roof above.

The full story will shortly be available alongside other completed projects in our Projects section…


A bespoke hyper system for elegant open-air dining preserving views of the course and allowing customers continued enjoyment of the races.

A 240sqm wave-shaped fabric ceiling was designed to create a smooth and undulating surface with atmospheric up-lighters.