£25M secured to transform Royal Coldfield Town Centre
Mayor Andy Street and Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP worked together to secure over £25 million to fund the town’s Gateway Scheme transport hub, a scheme which will fund a new bus station next to the town’s railway to optimise public transport connections.
The multi-million pound scheme to create a new public transport hub in the centre of the Royal Town will not only deliver a new transport interchange between cycling, buses, and rail, but will also open up the town centre for pedestrians. This will make it easier for local residents to travel to the high street while kickstarting the masterplan to revitalise the town centre and improve transport links.
Mayor Andy Street said: “It is great news that the money has been allocated for Sutton’s new transport gateway, with work now pressing ahead on the business case for the project.
“The town centre is of huge importance to Sutton Coldfield residents. The creation of this new transport gateway in the town centre, which will bring together the train station, bus services and cycling routes, is key to the success of the town’s masterplan, and this allocation of significant cash can kickstart the entire process.”
Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP also praised the news of funding, stating: “I have been working on this with Mayor Andy Street for a long time, doing everything we can to get the money needed to make this plan happen.
"As a first step the investment will be used to remodel the roads and upgrade our transportation as well as to develop key parcels of land. This will deliver much needed progress and support for our Town Centre's regeneration, but of course public money is just the start. this investment will help unlock private sector cash as we begin to create a Town Centre fit for the next generation.