New Street Station is the busiest Interchange outside of London, it’s a true hub of connectivity and networking. The original New Street Station with the Palisades Shopping Mall above was a catastrophic failure when dealing with the mass number of New Street rail passengers; It was not until 2015, when the newly refurbished New Street Grand Central opened, that navigation through the busy interchange began to improve.
The new station brings light and open spaces into the once dark and confined station whilst also improving the connectivity and wayfinding throughout the station and its immediate surroundings. However, the question arises as to whether this newly clad station has been designed well enough to aid the navigation problems of the past? If not, how can this be further developed to truly turn New Street Grand Central into an efficient and excellent example of a transit space.