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Stoke Bus Station, Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom

Tuesday 31 Aug 2010

A city in transit

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New transport hub for Stoke from Austin-Smith:Lord 

The ambition for this new city-centre bus station was not only to provide a new transport hub in the centre of Stoke but also to radically improve the public realm and stimulate further development of a cultural quarter in the area.

The site for the new Bus Station is at the physical and conceptual heart of the regeneration of Hanley City Centre. As a focus for improved connectivity, it will be a critical catalyst for the socio-economic recovery of the wider area. The design takes inspiration from the culture and heritage of the local pottery industry in the form of a sweeping canopy, which responds to the movements and flows of its context to provide a pleasant and uplifting space. The station enclosure provides shelter from rain and snow while meeting sustainable aspirations through use of natural ventilation, rainwater-harvesting, and air-source heat pumps.

Finally, the unique road layout allows for a safe and efficient drive-through access that separates buses from pedestrians and connects the station to a proposed new public square. The Austin-Smith:Lord team, consisting of JMP Transport Engineers, Curtins Structural Engineers and Hilson Moran on Environmental and M&E were supported in the provision of costs by Gleeds and Project Management input from RLB ,worked closely in the 4 week design period to develop an exciting and innovative scheme which found favour with both the public and their peers.

Key Facts

Status Concept design
Value 16(m€)
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