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Stoke on Trent City Centre Bus Station
Transport Development Contest, Midlands, England, UK – design by Grimshaw
26 Mar 2013
Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station Building
Grimshaw designed Stoke on Trent City Centre Bus Station to open
The Grimshaw designed Stoke on Trent City Centre Bus Station will officially open to the public on Tuesday 26th March 2013.
Grimshaw’s design was unveiled in June 2010 as the winner of an international design competition run by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The project forms a significant step in the city’s redevelopment plan.
Situated on a prominent site on the boundary of the city centre alongside the ring road, the scheme offers spectacular distant views, whilst the character and landscape of its Hanley location has been a strong source of inspiration for the design.
The new bus station makes efficient use of its site for the movement of buses and people, and at the same time creates a significant new landmark with its sweeping roof.
The edge of the roof rises and falls to create a wave-like form that responds to the location of entrances and passenger facilities. A timber soffit helps to give a welcoming and warm environment for waiting passengers.
There is extensive use of Staffordshire blue brick which is organised into geometric patterns that twist, slip and shift against each other around the building’s perimeter. In combination with the Carlow limestone flooring, they represent the underlying coal seams and clay which drove Hanley’s industrial growth.
Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Bus Station – Building Information
Client: Stoke on Trent City Council / Realis Estates
Project manager: Stoke on Trent City Council
Structural & Civil Engineer: Arup
Mechanical Engineer: Arup
Transport Engineer: Arup
Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds Worldwide
Landscape Architects: Planit
Completion of design and construction:
Main Contractor: Vinci Construction Ltd
Delivery Architect: SBS Architects
Structural Engineer: Alan Johnston Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds Worldwide
Landscape Architect: Planit
Stoke City Centre Bus Station design : Grimshaw
18 Mar 2010
Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station
Top international design teams vie for Stoke city centre bus station
Six internationally renowned teams have been short-listed to design a new bus station which will welcome visitors to a rejuvenated Stoke-on-Trent city centre. The teams have been selected following a major competition organised by the North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership.
More than 40 architectural practices expressed interest in designing the new bus station, which will unlock Realis Estates’ £250 million redevelopment of Stoke on Trent’s East West Centre creating a regional retail and leisure destination for the city.
Stoke Bus Station Competition information from Stoke-on-Trent City Council New Hanley bus station in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent
Developer: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
To replace ‘unpopular’ Modernist building:
Hanley Bus Station Contest – Shortlisted Architects + Engineers
– Austin:Smith-Lord Architects with Curtins, Hilson Moran & JMP
– BDP with Mott MacDonald & AA Projects
– Grimshaw with Arup
– John McAslan & Partners with Mott Macdonald, AECOM & Billing Jackson
– Wilkinson Eyre Architects with Arup, Drivers Jonas & Buchanan
– Zaha Hadid Architects with Adams Kara Taylor, Savell Bird & Axon, Max Fordham
Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station Competition – Further Information
More information on the Stoke-on-Trent Bus Station Competition online soon