Forming part of the Wolverhampton Interchange development, the steel-framed structure, which is aiming to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, will accommodate ground floor retail units with offices above.
Cross bracing is located in stairwells, inside the lift shaft and along one of the building’s gable ends.
Rectangular in plan, the structure features a four-storey section facing the city’s railway station approach road, and an interconnected three-storey section at the back overlooking a new bus station.
Overall, the Wolverhampton Interchange development will create a new gateway to the city, providing a new and modern transportation hub for buses and trains, as well as retail and office space.
The first phase of the project saw a new bus station and an adjoining office block completed a few years ago. As well as the four-storey mixed-use building, this latest phase also includes the refurbishment of Wolverhampton railway station, an extension to the adjoining multi-storey car park and more office and retail buildings.
Councillor Peter Bilson, Wolverhampton City Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration & Prosperity said: “The Interchange is a main gateway to the city centre and is a strategic regeneration priority for the council.”