New Street, New Start

The redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station is complex and multi-phased. Phase 1, the west concourse, completed in April 2013 and phase 2, which included the demolition of the old station, will complete in September 2015. We are working to deliver an integrated fabric lining inside the station’s new atrium and concourse

During this final phase, Fabric Architecture are working alongside contractors Mace Group, to deliver a fully-integrated fabric lining inside the station’s new atrium and concourse. This large-scale interior project includes a bespoke steel truss framework and over 600sqm of tensile cladding, combining both solid and mesh fabrics.

Currently underway is the installation of the fabric collar which sweeps around the upper retail level and forms teardrop openings amongst the steel ‘buttresses’. The use of tensile fabric allows a sleek and uninterrupted interface between the concrete bulkhead and the ETFE roof above.

Fabric Architecture will be on site until August 2015 – watch this story unfold over the coming months in our Fabric Architecture blog or click on the links below to see what Mace are saying and how Network Rail Birmingham are tracking progress…


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.