2 February 2010

Barnsley Interchange wins Civic Building award

Posted by Clare Ailward Regional Director, Manchester

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive's (SYPTE) award winning Barnsley Transport Interchange has scooped yet another award.

Jefferson Sheard Architects, designers of the highly original building, collected the Highly Commended Award for Civic Building of the Year at SCALA's 2009 Conference held on Friday 6th November at the George Hotel in Edinburgh. The SCALA award recognises excellence for design and construction in the Public Sector, and the contributions made by the client, design team and contractor.

Commenting on the award, Tom Rhys Jones, Managing Director of Jefferson Sheard Architects said: "We are delighted our design for Barnsley Transport Interchange has been recognised by SCALA. We are very proud to have been involved in such a successful collaboration of design team and client that has delivered an innovative, valuable public building within budget, on time and to the satisfaction of the client".

Barnsley Transport Interchange opened in May 2007 becoming the first completed scheme within the Remaking Barnsley project, and playing a crucial role in raising the profile and perception of public transport use in South Yorkshire.

The project delivers a colourful, contemporary landmark building for Barnsley town centre, providing a high quality ‘gateway' into the town for both residents and visitors. This environmentally conscious building offers a bright, modern passenger environment with plenty of natural light; an enjoyable place for people to meet, wait, eat and shop whilst facilitating an easy transition between transport modes to and from the town centre.

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