In 2003 the old Birmingham New Street station was voted the ugliest building in
Britain. Its fair to say the station was in need of a well-overdue revamp, especially given its status as one of the UKs most high-profile railway stations.
The brief we received from Network Rails managing agent was to provide a highly effective perimeter security solution for the station. It was essential that a security system was put in place to protect the station against the threat of hostile vehicle attacks. There was also a strong desire to improve the appearance of the station, so it was vital a solution was found which provided security and enhanced the aesthetics of the station.