Morpeth Railway Station starts on site
01 November 2018
Work has commenced on the restoration and redevelopment of the grade II listed Morpeth Railway Station. The project will be delivered as a joint venture between Napper Architects and Curtis Architecture for the Greater Morpeth Development Trust, with financial support from Northumberland County Council, the Railway Heritage Trust, Network Rail, Northern and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The building is the last working railway station designed by Benjamin Green who, together with his father John, was responsible for the design of several of the North East’s significant buildings, including the Theatre Royal, the Literary and Philosophical Society, the column of Grey’s Monument and Penshaw Monument.
The development includes remodelling work to re-open the historic entrance portico and will provide new managed business units, ticket office and cafeteria provision. In addition, accessibility will be improved and historic building features, including the chimney stacks, re-instated.
David Lodge, Chief Executive of the Greater Morpeth Development Trust said: “Morpeth Railway Station is the gateway not just to the town but, for many visitors, to Northumberland. The redevelopment will bring aesthetic as well as economic benefits through the provision of quality business accommodation in a unique setting.”