VolkerFitzpatrick has been appointed by Thurrock Council to deliver the major redevelopment of Stanford-le-Hope railway station.
VolkerFitzpatrick, a leading British engineering and construction company, will complete the crucial next stage of detailed design works before spades hit the ground this summer.
Cllr Mark Coxshall, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Strategic Planning, and External Relationships, said: "Stanford-le-Hope needs and deserves a fit-for-purpose station that is accessible and safe and I am pleased to announce that work to progress the crucial redevelopment of Stanford-le-Hope railway station is now moving at pace.
"VolkerFitzpatrick's appointment means we can now get the job done for the residents of Stanford-le-Hope, Corringham, Fobbing and Horndon on the Hill, as we continue to build the right infrastructure to support our residents and local businesses."
The new station will feature step-free access from the street, wider platforms with covered waiting areas, increased cycle storage, and facilities for a coffee vendor. A footbridge with lifts will also be installed to help improve accessibility.
Mike Evans, VolkerFitzpatrick’s operations director, said: "We are very pleased to be appointed to deliver the major redevelopment of Stanford-le-Hope railway station. We will work closely with the council and the local community to deliver this project. It will provide improved travel links that will create access to existing and new local job opportunities."
The council will continue to work with local residents, businesses and stakeholders including c2c and Network Rail as works progress. For more information about the project, go to thurrock.gov.uk/stanford-le-hope-growth