Network Rail has cut the shortlist to redevelop the station from four to two

Joint ventures between AMEC and Morely Fund Management and CTP with Development Securities will now compete to redevelop ‘Fishdock’ - a 2.3 acre surface car park on Corporation Street, as well as ‘Walker’s Croft’ car park, parts of the station and Victoria Buildings, a largely vacant 48,000 sq ft (4,459 sq m) office building.

The scheme could hold a 1 m sq ft (92,902 sq m) mixed-use scheme and is expected to include a tall building.

The original shortlist also included Argent and Lend Lease. Network Rail will make a decision on its partner in the next eight weeks.