Friday Photo by Karen Strunks

Digbeth Coach Station by Karen Strunks

It’s all happening at Digbeth Coach Station. This photograph, taken in March 08, shows the old station, part demolished and all boarded up. But, no longer!

It’s going to look something like this:

 Concourse

The brand spanking new station will be opening on 14th December, boasting a Starbucks, WH Smith and an Uppercrust bakery! I wonder if it will have wifi for the laptop traveller?

There is also a some new public artwork on display which is made up of a massive red steel ring around the station with a sign welcoming people to Birmingham reading “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” which is translated from an Irish setting in keeping with Digbeth being the Irish Quarter of Birmingham. 

Have a great weekend :)