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15 Mar 2017

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Blackburn Bus Station shortlisted for architecture award

New Blackburn Bus Station Building
pphoto : Nick Guttridge Photography

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced that the Blackburn Bus Station has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA North West award.

The Blackburn Bus Station in Lancashire, North West England, was designed by the firm working on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Completed in April 2016, the station forms part of the Pennine Reach rapid bus transport scheme which aims to improve public transport connectivity within East Lancashire, reduce journey times, and improve passenger facilities.

Blackburn Bus Station Building

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Buildings by Capita arranged chronologically:

Shorey Bank Housing, Darwen, Lancashire, north west England
Shorey Bank Housing England
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Shorey Bank Housing – 17 Apr 2013
The scheme comprises: a three/four storey, 85 unit, ‘extra care’ residential facility providing a mix of two and ‘one bed plus’ apartments; and 34 bungalows for market sale/ shared ownership. It will also conform to, and reflect the principles of, Secured by Design, HAPPI and HCA Code for Sustainable Development Level 3.

Montagu Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Mexborough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Mexborough Building
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Montagu Hospital Rehabilitation Centre – 20 Mar 2013
The centre is being built on the site of an old part of the hospital that has been empty since the creation of the new Pain Management Unit at Montagu Hospital. The vacant blocks are being demolished before the site is cleared so that work to lay the foundations of the new rehabilitation centre can begin by the New Year.

26-48 Oxford Street Building, London, South East England, UK
Design: ESA – Capita Symonds
26-48 Oxford Street Building
image from architects office
26-48 Oxford Street London

Cancer Research Centre, Manchester, North West England, UK
Manchester Cancer Research Centre
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Cancer Research Centre Manchester – 5 Dec 2012

Birley Fields Academic Building, Manchester, North West England, UK
Birley Fields Manchester
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Birley Fields Academic Building Manchester – 5 Dec 2012

New Blackburn Bus Station, Lancashire, North West England
Bus Station Building Blackburn
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Blackburn Bus Station Building – 11 Aug 2012
The brief for the bus station was developed in conjunction with the future operators / managers of the facility who expressed a desire for a striking yet functional design that provides a safe and secure environment connected directly to the pedestrian realm. The facility will contain 14 bus stands plus an additional three layover spaces, space for public functions and community events, a café and retail kiosk and a focal hub building.

Pontypridd Lido Restoration, Wales, UK
Pontypridd Lido Pontypridd Lido Building
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Pontypridd Lido
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced an investment of £2.3 million to restore one of Wales’ largest and only remaining listed lidos in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council will use the funding, together with monies being sought from other funders, to restore and reopen the Grade II listed Lido complex with modern facilities for the local community.

Park Plaza Hotel London, South East England, UK
ESA – part of Capita Symonds
Park Plaza Hotel London
image from architects firm
Park Plaza Hotel – 25 Jun 2012

Firm Unveils Designs for New Infirmary ‘Welcome Centre’, Bristol, South West England
University Hospitals Bristol University Hospitals Bristol Building
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St Silas Primary School, Blackburn, Lancashire, north west England
Blackburn School Building
photo : Capita Symonds / Nick Guttridge
St Silas Primary School – 3 Jun 2012

University Technical College Burnley, Lancashire, England
Burnley UTC
image by design firm
University Technical College Burnley – 14 May 2012

Heritage Place, Lagos, Nigeria, west Africa
Lagos Building
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Heritage Place Lagos – 30 Apr 2012

Southampton Arts Complex, Southern England
Design: various architects
Southampton Arts Complex
image © CZWG Architects
Southampton Arts Complex – 19 Mar 2012

Ashby House, Staines, South West London, England, UK
Ashby House Staines
images from architects
Ashby House Staines – 12 Mar 2012

Kampala Tower, Uganda, east Africa
Kampala Tower Uganda
image from Capita Symonds
Kampala Tower – 16 Jan 2012

Riviera Development Nicosia, Cyprus
ESA / Capita Symonds
Riviera Development Nicosia
image from design firm
Riviera Nicosia – 9 Dec 2011

Saudi Arabian Mixed-Use Development, eastern KSA
Saudi Arabian Mixed-Use Development
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Saudi Arabian Development – 5 Dec 2011

Stryker Unveils Flagship Office, Berkshire, England
Stryker Office Newbury
image from architecture firm
Stryker Office Newbury – 28 Nov 2011

Fighter Jet Building, BAE Systems, Samlesbury, Lancashire, England
Capita Symonds
Samlesbury Building
photo : BAE
Fighter Jet Building

Bristol City FC Stadium Building, Ashton Vale, England
Bristol City FC Stadium
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Capita Symonds building design : Bristol City Stadium

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