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We are delighted that The Midland Metro Birmingham City Center Extension has a second award, this one being the West Midlands Insider Property Award for project of the year!
Craig Richards and Chris Haworth accepted the award along with Phil Hewitt and others working on the project team.
This project is part of a 20 year vision for Birmingham, continuing its transformation into a world-class city centre. Ridge, working closely with Centro, is managing the extension to the city’s tram system, a critical part of the plan.
As part of the aim to improve connectivity, the existing Midland Metro tram system is being extended through the heart of the city centre, from the existing terminus at Snow Hill, through New Street Station. The project includes an additional 2.4km of track and four new tram stops with associated overhead line, utility diversions, traffic signalling and new high quality public realm.
The project has seen trams return to the streets of Birmingham for the first time in over 60 years and represents an important first step in ambitious expansion plans for Midland Metro in the West Midlands.
Ridge is the project manager and programme manager for the Metro extension and has also managed the delivery of associated Tram Depot expansion to accommodate the new tram fleet.