Project overview

West Midlands Interchange (WMI), is one of the UK’s most significant rail served logistics developments offering up to 8 million sq ft of prime logistics facilities.

West Midlands Interchange will be the one of the largest logistic developments in the UK, designed to meet the demands of today’s modern occupier, but also to support jobs, skills and training for the local community.

The Development

In 2023 main works for Phase 1 of the West Midlands Interchange project are starting. These include:

  • Building the first warehouses south of Vicarage Road
  • Developing Calf Heath Community Park, with new footways and cycleways
  • Building a new roundabout into the site and first section of spine road through the site to access warehouses
  • Delivering the initial green infrastructure, including landscaped bunding

Our Involvement

Waldeck have been supporting the project since early 2015, originally providing a range of Civil & Structural Engineering and Design Management services.

  • This initially included the earthworks and drainage strategy for the project as well as new infrastructure designs.
  • The team are now leading the design of the rail freight terminal and adoptable bridges that will provide essential infrastructure for the scheme.
  • Our in-house BIM Consultants have also delivered site-wide BIM Management and Coordination for the project, helping ensure an efficient and sustainable approach to the development.

What's next?

LCP Managing Director, James Markby, shared:

“We look forward to delivering what will be a world leading logistics hub, with a new Strategic Rail Freight Interchange, while delivering significant economic benefit to the region and nationally, and creating a milestone example for private investment that materially contributes towards a carbon net zero future.”

Our thoughts

Tim Leach, Director of Civil & Structural Engineering at Waldeck shared:

“This has been a great project to be involved with over the past few years and for the project to reach the start of its construction phase is a testament to the hard work of the top class team and the commitment to the project vision by its sponsors.

“The Government’s policy is to encourage the shift of goods from road to rail to help reduce carbon emissions and provide economic benefits. It is clear that this projet, as part of a network of SRFIs across the UK, will help realise this aim.”