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UK: AECOM has been tasked with designing a replacement southern entrance to Sunderland station. The consultancy will work with BAM Nuttall, Network Rail, Nexus, Grand Central, Northern and Sunderland City Council on the project, which is part of a wider £26m redevelopment.

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The existing south entrance to the station is due to be demolished this year, to be replaced with a large glass wrap-around design. This will house a ticket office and reception, retail and cafes and a mezzanine level with office space for rail staff.

The wider six-year project will also involve a revamp of the northern entrance of the station and platform-level works to increase capacity, with four tracks and four platforms to separate Tyne & Wear Metro trains from main line services.

AECOM says that its approach will optimise the use of the existing entrance structure, avoiding the need to replace it with a new set of concrete retaining walls that would result in increased CO2 emissions.