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New Street Station, Birmingham

Client: Network Rail
Construction Manager: Mace
Architect: Atkins


Muralplast played a key role in the first two phases of the comprehensive transformation currently underway at Birmingham’s New Street Station.

We worked closely with the delivery partner and principal contractor Mace, advising the architects and specifiers on the most appropriate surface treatments to apply on this major rebuilding project. As a result MSP, our multi-surface paint, was used to paint 15 new elevator pits as well as the car park ceilings at New Street. This followed on from the earlier widespread use of MSP for “blacking out” the concrete soffits, pipework and metalwork exposed above the new suspended, sculpted ceiling in the station.

MSP is a water-based surface treatment with very high adhesive qualities. It is flame repellant and our advisers produced a bespoke formula for this project in order to meet the exacting standards required by Network Rail Section 10 specifications.


After phase two was completed the station “switched over” with the closure of the existing concourse and entrances which had been in use since the 1960s, and passengers using the first half of the new station concourse for the first time.

Over 140,000 passengers travel through New Street every day making it the busiest station outside London and the busiest interchange station in the UK with a train departing every 37 seconds.

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